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Data: Limited

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)


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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antiperspirant/deodorant27 products
shampoo15 products
conditioner13 products
mask9 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
moisturizer8 products
serums & essences8 products
facial cleanser8 products
toothpaste7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
mouthwash5 products
toners/astringents5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
makeup primer4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
baby lotion3 products
bar soap3 products
body powder3 products
3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
after shave2 products
body spray2 products
daily use with SPF2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
body oil2 products
around-eye cream2 products
makeup remover2 products
tooth whitening2 products
hand cream1 products
baby soap1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair styling aide1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
bubble bath1 products
hair spray1 products
detangler1 products
fragrance for men1 products
setting powder/spray1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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 Everything Added to Food


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

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

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


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