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Sclerotium Gum

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

GUM, SCLEROTIUM, SCLEROGLUCAN, SCLEROGUM, and SCLEROTIUM GUM

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


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

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment78 products
serums & essences71 products
daily use with SPF31 products
facial cleanser28 products
mask27 products
around-eye cream24 products
antiperspirant/deodorant16 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
moisturizer13 products
baby lotion9 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
toners/astringents7 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
foundation5 products
anti-aging5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
after sun product4 products
sunless tanning4 products
hand cream3 products
conditioner3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
body firming lotion3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
makeup remover2 products
body oil1 products
shampoo1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
lip balm1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
1 products
beard care1 products
makeup primer1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
oil controller1 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.

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