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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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toothpaste90 products
bar soap44 products
mouthwash40 products
mask37 products
facial moisturizer/treatment33 products
facial cleanser30 products
moisturizer23 products
shampoo23 products
conditioner21 products
body wash/cleanser19 products
serums & essences19 products
styling gel/lotion18 products
shaving cream17 products
eye liner16 products
around-eye cream16 products
beach & sport sunscreen15 products
moisturizer with SPF12 products
hair styling aide12 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
mascara10 products
toners/astringents9 products
brow liner9 products
shaving cream (men's)8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
baby toothpaste7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
eye shadow6 products
tooth whitening5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
concealer4 products
hair spray4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
baby lotion3 products
body firming lotion3 products
anti-aging2 products
makeup remover2 products
foundation2 products
detangler2 products
after shave2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
sunless tanning1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair relaxer1 products
eyelash glue1 products
body oil1 products
BB cream1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
beard care1 products
lipstick1 products
after sun product1 products
bubble bath1 products
foot cleansing1 products
baby soap1 products
CC cream1 products
damaged skin treatment1 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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Concern Reference
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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