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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, and SANTALUM ALBUM OIL

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 Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

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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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