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Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

● SANDALWOOD OIL; SANDALWOOD OIL; SANDALWOOD OIL, EAST INDIAN
● SANDALWOOD YELLOW OIL (SANTALUM ALBUM L.)
● SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) ESSENTIAL OIL
● SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OIL
● SANTALUM ALBUM ESSENTIAL OIL
● SANTALUM ALBUM OIL

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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the heartwood of Santalumalbum.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

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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
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
138 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
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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