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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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lipstick896 products
eye shadow895 products
lip gloss588 products
bronzer/highlighter465 products
blush256 products
eye liner237 products
nail polish192 products
concealer125 products
foundation111 products
lip balm77 products
lip liner69 products
mask66 products
lip plumper61 products
makeup primer54 products
facial powder50 products
glitter45 products
facial moisturizer/treatment34 products
hair color and bleaching28 products
exfoliant/scrub24 products
around-eye cream23 products
serums & essences22 products
setting powder/spray21 products
mascara20 products
body wash/cleanser17 products
brow liner17 products
moisturizer17 products
daily use with SPF14 products
bath oil/salts/soak14 products
body oil12 products
12 products
hair styling aide10 products
bar soap10 products
lip balm with SPF10 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
CC cream6 products
facial cleanser5 products
body spray4 products
bubble bath4 products
shampoo4 products
sunless tanning3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
nail glue2 products
anti-aging2 products
conditioner2 products
makeup remover1 products
BB cream1 products
body art1 products
body powder1 products
tanning oil1 products
oil controller1 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


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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 gaps

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5274 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online:
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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