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Tropaeolum Majus (Nasturtium) Extract

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● EXTRACT OF INDIAN CRESS
● EXTRACT OF TROPAEOLUM MAJUS
● INDIAN CRESS (TROPAEOLUM MAJUS) EXTRACT
● INDIAN CRESS EXTRACT
● TROPAEOLUM MAJUS (NASTURTIUM) EXTRACT
● TROPAEOLUM MAJUS EXTRACT
● TROPAEOLUM MAJUS, EXT.

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Tropaeolum Majus Extract is an extract of the flowers, leaves and stems of the Indian cress, Tropaeolum majus.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation118 products
sunless tanning25 products
shampoo23 products
body wash/cleanser16 products
bar soap13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
liquid hand soap10 products
moisturizer8 products
mask5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
hand cream3 products
serums & essences3 products
body oil2 products
around-eye cream2 products
2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
BB cream1 products
mascara1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
toners/astringents1 products
makeup primer1 products
makeup remover1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Biochemical or cellular level changes

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Interferes with gene expresionOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any changes at high doses where the human health implications are not yet well understoodOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as very toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at low dosesOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any effects at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
83 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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