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Data: Fair

Triphenyl Phosphate

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Other Concerns

Neurotoxicity (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), and Multiple, additive exposure sources (moderate)

SYNONYMS

PHOSPHORIC ACID, TRIPHENYL ESTER, TRIPHENYL ESTER PHOSPHORIC ACID, and TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • MODERATE
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

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Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human reproductive toxicantOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show reproductive and endocrine effects at low dosesOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
In other consumer products besides personal care productsOpen scientific literature

Neurotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show neurodevelopmental effects at very low dosesOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more studies show endocrine disruption at low dosesOpen scientific literature
Human case studies indicate endocrine disruption effectOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show endocrine disruption at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature
Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3015 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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