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Data: Limited

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


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment68 products
facial cleanser47 products
mask39 products
moisturizer34 products
serums & essences30 products
daily use with SPF22 products
exfoliant/scrub21 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
conditioner16 products
toners/astringents15 products
shampoo15 products
foundation13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
makeup remover9 products
body oil9 products
hand cream9 products
liquid hand soap8 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
hair styling aide7 products
bar soap7 products
7 products
baby lotion6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
around-eye cream6 products
makeup primer5 products
setting powder/spray5 products
BB cream5 products
baby soap4 products
anti-aging4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
baby shampoo3 products
bubble bath3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
body firming lotion3 products
body spray2 products
baby oil2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
CC cream2 products
fragrance for women2 products
shaving cream1 products
baby wipes1 products
nail treatment1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
after shave1 products
hair spray1 products
baby bubble bath1 products


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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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Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature


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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

Data Sources

  • 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.


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