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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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toothpaste334 products
mouthwash143 products
bar soap113 products
facial cleanser82 products
shaving cream79 products
exfoliant/scrub74 products
facial moisturizer/treatment65 products
moisturizer55 products
shampoo55 products
conditioner55 products
styling gel/lotion48 products
mask47 products
hair styling aide46 products
body wash/cleanser42 products
serums & essences37 products
concealer33 products
liquid hand soap30 products
eye liner27 products
around-eye cream26 products
shaving cream (men's)25 products
mascara23 products
toners/astringents22 products
recreational sunscreen22 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
lipstick19 products
daily use with SPF19 products
tooth whitening16 products
makeup primer16 products
foundation15 products
brow liner15 products
baby lotion14 products
hair spray13 products
baby toothpaste13 products
BB cream12 products
setting powder/spray12 products
makeup remover9 products
styling mousse/foam9 products
9 products
after sun product8 products
anti-aging5 products
bubble bath5 products
after shave5 products
sunless tanning4 products
hand cream4 products
body firming lotion4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
baby soap3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
glitter3 products
foot odor control3 products
beard care3 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
foot cleansing2 products
lip gloss2 products
detangler2 products
eye shadow2 products
eyelash glue2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
depilatory1 products
nail treatment1 products
baby shampoo1 products
diaper cream1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
other eye makeup1 products
tanning oil1 products
body oil1 products
CC cream1 products
baby 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
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


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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