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Data: Limited

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation522 products
concealer149 products
antiperspirant/deodorant59 products
daily use with SPF33 products
body wash/cleanser28 products
bronzer/highlighter28 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)24 products
BB cream19 products
lipstick18 products
conditioner16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
bubble bath14 products
lip balm12 products
hair styling aide11 products
recreational sunscreen11 products
anti-aging10 products
eye liner10 products
makeup primer10 products
serums & essences10 products
bath oil/salts/soak8 products
shampoo8 products
styling mousse/foam8 products
liquid hand soap6 products
hair spray6 products
around-eye cream6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
moisturizer5 products
sunless tanning4 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
hand cream2 products
baby shampoo2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
baby lotion1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
lip gloss1 products
body spray1 products
toners/astringents1 products
1 products
detangler1 products
mascara1 products
CC cream1 products
oil controller1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ Toxicity Information

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.


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