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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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lipstick252 products
moisturizer250 products
lip balm154 products
beach & sport sunscreen114 products
lip gloss69 products
facial moisturizer/treatment67 products
lip balm with SPF60 products
bar soap50 products
bath oil/salts/soak43 products
eye shadow38 products
conditioner34 products
baby lotion33 products
lip liner30 products
exfoliant/scrub29 products
shampoo27 products
blush23 products
mask22 products
baby sunscreen22 products
body firming lotion22 products
hand cream21 products
antiperspirant/deodorant21 products
bronzer/highlighter19 products
brow liner17 products
moisturizer with SPF17 products
eye liner16 products
concealer15 products
foot moisturizer14 products
facial cleanser12 products
serums & essences11 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
around-eye cream10 products
shaving cream9 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
anti-aging8 products
diaper cream8 products
hair styling aide7 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
beard care5 products
baby shampoo4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
4 products
body oil4 products
after sun product4 products
baby soap4 products
sunless tanning3 products
foundation3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
baby oil2 products
after shave2 products
BB cream2 products
detangler2 products
makeup remover2 products
makeup primer2 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
facial powder1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body spray1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
mascara1 products
body powder1 products
bubble bath1 products
oil controller1 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
767 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


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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

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


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