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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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foundation51 products
shampoo43 products
antiperspirant/deodorant27 products
conditioner26 products
moisturizer25 products
lipstick24 products
body wash/cleanser24 products
beach & sport sunscreen24 products
facial moisturizer/treatment22 products
hair spray22 products
concealer14 products
facial cleanser12 products
serums & essences10 products
moisturizer with SPF9 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
lip gloss8 products
mask8 products
liquid hand soap7 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
baby shampoo7 products
baby lotion6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
hair styling aide5 products
other men's products5 products
baby soap5 products
hand sanitizer5 products
hand cream5 products
makeup remover5 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
fragrance for men4 products
fragrance for women4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
bubble bath4 products
baby sunscreen2 products
blush2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
after sun product2 products
oil controller2 products
toners/astringents2 products
detangler1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
body oil1 products
baby wipes1 products
body spray1 products
mouthwash1 products
diaper cream1 products
bar soap1 products
shaving cream1 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
2137 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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food


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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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


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