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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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lipstick564 products
eye shadow426 products
bronzer/highlighter312 products
lip gloss285 products
nail polish133 products
blush125 products
foundation91 products
eye liner88 products
lip liner34 products
lip balm31 products
concealer27 products
facial powder26 products
mask25 products
makeup primer24 products
glitter17 products
bath oil/salts/soak16 products
moisturizer with SPF15 products
brow liner13 products
serums & essences12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
moisturizer9 products
around-eye cream8 products
mascara8 products
lip plumper7 products
lip balm with SPF7 products
beach & sport sunscreen6 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
CC cream5 products
nail treatment4 products
hair styling aide3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
fragrance for women3 products
2 products
bar soap2 products
toothpaste2 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
other eye makeup1 products
BB cream1 products
body oil1 products
mouthwash1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
tanning oil1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
shampoo1 products
facial cleanser1 products
body firming lotion1 products
sunless tanning1 products
body spray1 products
oil controller1 products
bubble bath1 products
toners/astringents1 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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Concern Reference
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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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

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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