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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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foundation446 products
lipstick219 products
eye shadow136 products
concealer113 products
daily use with SPF86 products
lip balm76 products
facial powder76 products
bronzer/highlighter74 products
blush51 products
hair spray42 products
hair treatment/serum41 products
eye liner39 products
BB cream27 products
recreational sunscreen27 products
lip liner26 products
hair styling aide25 products
conditioner24 products
lip gloss21 products
CC cream21 products
mask20 products
brow liner20 products
serums & essences16 products
makeup primer16 products
antiperspirant/deodorant12 products
styling gel/lotion12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
hair color and bleaching9 products
lip plumper7 products
moisturizer6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
around-eye cream5 products
lip balm with SPF5 products
hand cream4 products
shampoo4 products
detangler4 products
body oil3 products
3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
beard care3 products
other eye makeup3 products
tanning oil2 products
body firming lotion2 products
hair relaxer1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
facial cleanser1 products
sunless tanning1 products
body spray1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products


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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative (uncertainty in environmental toxicity or persistence/bioaccumulation)Environment Canada Domestic Substance List
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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


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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

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

Data Sources

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


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