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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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toothpaste47 products
bar soap33 products
facial moisturizer/treatment32 products
facial cleanser29 products
mask28 products
beach & sport sunscreen27 products
mouthwash18 products
moisturizer16 products
serums & essences16 products
moisturizer with SPF14 products
around-eye cream12 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
baby sunscreen7 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
eye liner5 products
shaving cream5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
baby toothpaste4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
mascara4 products
shampoo3 products
toners/astringents3 products
brow liner3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
hair styling aide3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
conditioner2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
body firming lotion2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
tooth whitening1 products
anti-aging1 products
after sun product1 products
hand cream1 products
eye shadow1 products
body oil1 products
CC cream1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
baby soap1 products
after shave1 products
baby lotion1 products
foot cleansing1 products
bubble bath1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
10441 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.


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