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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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moisturizer453 products
lip balm280 products
lipstick237 products
recreational sunscreen168 products
body firming lotion141 products
bar soap133 products
facial moisturizer/treatment107 products
conditioner90 products
bath oil/salts/soak80 products
lip balm with SPF73 products
eye shadow73 products
hand cream71 products
exfoliant/scrub69 products
shampoo61 products
lip gloss53 products
antiperspirant/deodorant53 products
baby sunscreen48 products
mask47 products
body wash/cleanser39 products
hair treatment/serum38 products
hair styling aide38 products
baby lotion36 products
facial cleanser28 products
blush27 products
foot moisturizer25 products
lip liner23 products
daily use with SPF22 products
beard care22 products
body oil21 products
brow liner19 products
after sun product16 products
serums & essences15 products
shaving cream15 products
anti-aging14 products
around-eye cream14 products
hair color and bleaching14 products
liquid hand soap14 products
bronzer/highlighter14 products
tanning oil9 products
eye liner9 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
concealer9 products
hand sanitizer9 products
detangler8 products
8 products
baby soap7 products
diaper cream7 products
baby shampoo7 products
baby oil6 products
sunless tanning5 products
makeup remover5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
beard oil5 products
depilatory4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
baby bubble bath3 products
toners/astringents3 products
BB cream3 products
makeup primer3 products
beard cleanser3 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
nail treatment1 products
hair relaxer1 products
after shave1 products
foundation1 products
facial powder1 products
body powder1 products
bubble bath1 products
oil controller1 products
foot odor control1 products
body spray1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
setting powder/spray1 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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