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PETROLATUM

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick49 products
foundation39 products
lip balm with SPF38 products
lip balm32 products
moisturizer28 products
bronzer/highlighter28 products
eye shadow21 products
hair color and bleaching16 products
eye liner15 products
lip liner13 products
moisturizer with SPF11 products
concealer8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
around-eye cream8 products
facial powder7 products
shaving cream4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
lip gloss3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
serums & essences3 products
mask2 products
baby lotion2 products
diaper cream1 products
facial cleanser1 products
conditioner1 products
body firming lotion1 products
fragrance for men1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
PAHS

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as a high human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1901 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

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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