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Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Phenylalanine is an amino acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||16 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||12 products|
|facial cleanser||11 products|
|hair styling aide||10 products|
|body wash/cleanser||9 products|
|around-eye cream||8 products|
|serums & essences||6 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|recreational sunscreen||1 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||FDA Dietary Supplement Concerns|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|43766 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 1993. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Unsubstantiated Claims and Documented Health Hazards in the Dietary Supplement Marketplace. Illnesses and Injuries Associated With the Use of Selected Dietary Supplements.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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