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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/treatment73 products
moisturizer30 products
serums & essences30 products
facial cleanser30 products
antiperspirant/deodorant19 products
shampoo17 products
bath oil/salts/soak16 products
conditioner14 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
body wash/cleanser11 products
body oil10 products
mask10 products
toners/astringents10 products
anti-aging9 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
bar soap8 products
body spray6 products
lip balm6 products
around-eye cream5 products
fragrance for women4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
hand cream4 products
body firming lotion4 products
beard oil3 products
baby shampoo3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
hair spray2 products
baby lotion2 products
baby soap2 products
2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
diaper cream2 products
lip plumper1 products
makeup primer1 products
beard care1 products
shaving cream1 products
baby oil1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
after sun product1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of skin 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
Limited evidence of eye irritationOpen scientific literature


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Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen 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

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
46 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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