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PETROLATUM

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • 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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lipstick149 products
moisturizer107 products
foundation71 products
lip balm68 products
eye liner44 products
bronzer/highlighter43 products
lip balm with SPF38 products
eye shadow29 products
antiperspirant/deodorant28 products
concealer26 products
lip liner25 products
body firming lotion20 products
facial moisturizer/treatment19 products
hair color and bleaching18 products
lip gloss18 products
body wash/cleanser16 products
diaper cream15 products
moisturizer with SPF15 products
hair styling aide14 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
brow liner10 products
styling gel/lotion10 products
facial powder9 products
shaving cream8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)8 products
conditioner7 products
facial cleanser7 products
bar soap6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
other eye makeup6 products
baby lotion6 products
blush6 products
lip plumper6 products
serums & essences5 products
mask5 products
sunless tanning3 products
hand cream3 products
makeup primer3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
hair relaxer2 products
around-eye cream2 products
detangler2 products
shampoo2 products
2 products
foot moisturizer1 products
makeup remover1 products
after sun product1 products
anti-aging1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

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