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Data: Limited

Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

AFRICAN GERANIUM OIL, BOURBON GERANIUM OIL, CHINESE GERANIUM OIL, GERANIUM ABSOLUTE (PELARAGONIUM GRAVEOLENS), GERANIUM ABSOLUTE; GERANIUM ABSOLUTE; GERANIUM CONCRETE; GERANIUM OIL; GERANIUM OIL, ALGERIAN; GERANIUM OIL, GRASSE; GERANIUM OIL, MOROCCO; GERANIUM SUR ROSES; GERANIUM SUR ROSES; HYPERABSOLUTE GERANI, GERANIUM FLOWER OIL, GERANIUM OIL, AFRICAN, GERANIUM OIL, BOURBON, GERANIUM OIL, CHINESE, OILS, GERANIUM, OILS, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS OILS, and ROSE GERANIUM FLOWER OIL

Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the flowers of Pelargoniumgraveolens.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
34 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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