- †Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate)
SYNONYMSHYDROGEN PEROXIDE CARBAMIDE, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE--UREA, PERHYDROL UREA, UREA HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, UREA PEROXIDE, and UREA, COMPD. WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (H2O2) (1:1)
Urea Peroxide is a compound. In the United States, Urea Peroxide may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name for Urea Peroxide if Urginea maritima.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|920 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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