- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||23 products|
|baby wipes||16 products|
|makeup remover||13 products|
|facial cleanser||11 products|
|eye shadow||6 products|
|baby sunscreen||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|setting powder/spray||4 products|
|hand sanitizer||4 products|
|makeup removing wipes||3 products|
|eye makeup remover||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|body cleansing wipes||2 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|facial cleansing wipes||1 products|
|baby toothpaste||1 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics||Open scientific literature|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)||Japan's Standards for Cosmetics|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Insufficient data to determine safety||Open scientific literature|
|29 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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