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PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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beach & sport sunscreen226 products
foundation169 products
moisturizer with SPF99 products
concealer83 products
shampoo76 products
hair color and bleaching60 products
conditioner60 products
mask51 products
facial moisturizer/treatment51 products
mascara50 products
body wash/cleanser43 products
serums & essences41 products
moisturizer40 products
facial cleanser37 products
lip balm35 products
antiperspirant/deodorant34 products
body firming lotion27 products
lipstick25 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
hair styling aide23 products
eye liner20 products
lip gloss19 products
makeup remover18 products
baby sunscreen17 products
liquid hand soap17 products
bar soap16 products
around-eye cream16 products
Facial Sun Care15 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
mouthwash14 products
body spray14 products
makeup primer14 products
BB cream14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)12 products
bronzer/highlighter12 products
fragrance for women11 products
detangler10 products
styling mousse/foam10 products
brow liner10 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
CC cream9 products
hair spray8 products
lip balm with SPF8 products
eye shadow8 products
toners/astringents8 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
shaving cream6 products
anti-aging6 products
makeup with SPF6 products
sunless tanning6 products
fragrance for men6 products
polish remover5 products
toothpaste4 products
baby wipes4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
bubble bath3 products
after shave3 products
other eye makeup3 products
eyelash glue3 products
tooth whitening2 products
hand cream2 products
facial powder2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
hair relaxer2 products
Oils & Serums2 products
Tanning Sprays1 products
pore strips1 products
baby lotion1 products
nail treatment1 products
body powder1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
after sun product1 products
baby soap1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
body oil1 products
nail glue1 products
vapor rubs1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Classified as skin irritantNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Limited evidence of skin and immune system toxicity or allergiesCIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

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Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
5589 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Not likely to be a any toxicant in humansNTP 2005 (Jahnke et al)

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limitCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

  • 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). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • NTP 2005 (Jahnke et al)
  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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