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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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lipstick868 products
eye shadow755 products
lip gloss537 products
bronzer/highlighter453 products
blush221 products
eye liner211 products
nail polish159 products
concealer119 products
foundation110 products
lip balm70 products
makeup primer58 products
lip liner57 products
facial powder57 products
mask56 products
lip plumper56 products
glitter46 products
bath oil/salts/soak27 products
hair color and bleaching26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment26 products
mascara22 products
brow liner21 products
around-eye cream20 products
serums & essences19 products
daily use with SPF17 products
moisturizer17 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
12 products
body oil12 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
hair styling aide9 products
lip balm with SPF9 products
setting powder/spray8 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
CC cream6 products
facial cleanser5 products
body spray4 products
other eye makeup3 products
shampoo3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
sunless tanning3 products
bubble bath3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
tanning oil2 products
conditioner2 products
toothpaste2 products
oil controller1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
nail glue1 products
body art1 products
toners/astringents1 products
fragrance for women1 products
mouthwash1 products
bar soap1 products
body powder1 products
BB cream1 products
anti-aging1 products
body firming lotion1 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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