Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSPEG-8 BEESWAX, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 BEESWAX, POLYOXYETHYLENE (8) BEESWAX, and POLYOXYETHYLENE BEESWAX
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
PEG-8 Beeswax is a polyethylene glycol derivative of Beeswax (q.v.) with an average of 8 moles of ethylene oxide.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
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