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Data: Fair

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  • Synonyms
  • Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)


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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facial moisturizer/treatment41 products
serums & essences27 products
facial cleanser17 products
mask16 products
around-eye cream15 products
daily use with SPF14 products
baby lotion13 products
moisturizer12 products
conditioner12 products
baby soap12 products
baby shampoo11 products
baby bubble bath11 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
shampoo10 products
toners/astringents8 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
makeup remover8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
hair styling aide6 products
hand cream6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
mouthwash5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
toothpaste4 products
anti-aging3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
2 products
concealer2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
oil controller2 products
after sun product1 products
after shave1 products
sunless tanning1 products
mascara1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
BB cream1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
body firming lotion1 products
detangler1 products
setting powder/spray1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Absorbs into the skinOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as very toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
One or more studies show any disruption at low dosesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
3535 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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