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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation281 products
lipstick90 products
concealer87 products
bronzer/highlighter43 products
daily use with SPF34 products
eye shadow33 products
CC cream28 products
makeup primer28 products
blush28 products
mascara26 products
lip balm23 products
lip gloss17 products
BB cream16 products
facial powder16 products
diaper cream14 products
lip plumper14 products
recreational sunscreen13 products
mask13 products
eye liner9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
lip liner7 products
hand cream6 products
brow liner6 products
moisturizer5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
other eye makeup3 products
makeup remover3 products
3 products
serums & essences3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
body firming lotion2 products
baby oil2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
nail treatment2 products
around-eye cream2 products
facial cleanser2 products
body powder1 products
depilatory1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
pore strips1 products
glitter1 products
after shave1 products
eyelash glue1 products
conditioner1 products
body spray1 products
hair styling aide1 products
baby lotion1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
48 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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