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Sclerotium Gum

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SYNONYMS

● GUM, SCLEROTIUM
● SCLEROGLUCAN
● SCLEROGUM
● SCLEROTIUM GUM

Restricted

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


Sclerotium Gum is a polysaccharide gum produced by the bacterium Sclerotium rolfssii. It iscomposed of glucose monomers.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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hair color and bleaching3 products
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hand cream3 products
foundation3 products
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makeup remover2 products
BB cream2 products
lip balm1 products
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body oil1 products
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exfoliant/scrub - large particle1 products
1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
105 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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