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Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

AVOCADO OIL, ALLIGATOR PEAR OIL, AVOCADO FRUIT OIL, AVOCADO OIL, AVOCADO OILS, FATS AND GLYCERIDIC OILS, AVOCADO, OILS, AVOCADO, OILS, GLYCERIDIC, AVOCADO, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA FRUIT OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL, PERSEA GRATISSMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT OIL, and VIRGIN AVOCADO OIL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Avocado oil is extracted from the fruit of the avocado tree, Persea americana or Persea gratissima.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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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
58 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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