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POLYSORBATE-60

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
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  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

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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conditioner135 products
moisturizer113 products
daily use with SPF105 products
facial moisturizer/treatment75 products
body firming lotion68 products
recreational sunscreen48 products
hair styling aide43 products
serums & essences42 products
mask40 products
foundation40 products
eye shadow39 products
exfoliant/scrub39 products
hair treatment/serum38 products
sunless tanning26 products
hand cream25 products
facial cleanser22 products
around-eye cream16 products
mascara14 products
makeup primer12 products
12 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
styling gel/lotion11 products
anti-aging10 products
foot moisturizer10 products
baby lotion10 products
BB cream9 products
glitter9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
beard care7 products
baby sunscreen6 products
lipstick5 products
blush5 products
hair-loss treatment5 products
eye liner5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
foot cleansing4 products
lip balm4 products
shaving cream4 products
detangler3 products
after shave3 products
brow liner3 products
hair relaxer3 products
after sun product3 products
tanning oil3 products
concealer3 products
hair spray2 products
makeup remover2 products
shampoo2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
beard cleanser1 products
other eye makeup1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
eyelash glue1 products
body oil1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
toners/astringents1 products
diaper cream1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityHarvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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
222 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 Food Additive Status
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 - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

  • Harvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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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