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Data: Fair

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  • Enhanced skin absorption and Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)


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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lipstick429 products
eye shadow300 products
bronzer/highlighter220 products
lip gloss183 products
nail polish107 products
blush96 products
eye liner61 products
foundation50 products
lip balm28 products
concealer22 products
bath oil/salts/soak17 products
glitter16 products
moisturizer with SPF15 products
lip liner13 products
makeup primer12 products
mask11 products
serums & essences10 products
mascara9 products
facial powder9 products
brow liner8 products
moisturizer7 products
CC cream7 products
lip plumper5 products
beach & sport sunscreen5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
around-eye cream3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
bar soap2 products
hair styling aide2 products
toothpaste2 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
fragrance for women1 products
shampoo1 products
body powder1 products
body oil1 products
nail treatment1 products
BB cream1 products
facial cleanser1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
anti-aging1 products
other eye makeup1 products
mouthwash1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Suspected nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skinNanomaterial Database

Occupational hazards

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Allowed workplace exposures restricted to very low dosesNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data gaps

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5274 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online:
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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.


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