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PHENETHYL ALCOHOL

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (low)

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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moisturizer with SPF50 products
facial moisturizer/treatment37 products
beach & sport sunscreen35 products
shampoo31 products
foundation26 products
conditioner25 products
moisturizer22 products
mask19 products
facial cleanser17 products
serums & essences15 products
mascara13 products
body wash/cleanser13 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
baby sunscreen13 products
CC cream13 products
hair styling aide8 products
makeup remover7 products
body firming lotion7 products
toners/astringents6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
eye shadow6 products
eye liner5 products
baby soap5 products
anti-aging5 products
around-eye cream4 products
concealer4 products
BB cream4 products
Facial Sun Care4 products
baby lotion4 products
baby shampoo4 products
lipstick3 products
hand cream3 products
blush3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
fragrance for women2 products
facial powder2 products
makeup primer2 products
fragrance for men2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
hair spray1 products
detangler1 products
after sun product1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby wipes1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
11456 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

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limitCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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 persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • 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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