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Data: Fair

Sericin

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● SERICIN

Restricted

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


Sericin is a protein isolated from the silk produced by the silk worm, Bombyx mori.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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mascara5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
shampoo4 products
hair styling aide3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
conditioner2 products
mask2 products
toners/astringents1 products
detangler1 products
hair spray1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
bar soap1 products
moisturizer1 products
hand cream1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible immune and respiratory or allergenic effectsAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
207 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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