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Data: Fair

Vitamin B5

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SYNONYMS

.BETA.ALANINE, N[(2R)2,4DIHYDROXY3,3DIMETHYL1OXOBUTYL], ALANINE, N-(2,4-DIHYDROXY-3,3-DIMETHYL-1-OXOBUTYL)-, D-PANTOTHENIC ACID, N-(2,4-DIHYDROXY-3,3-DIMETHYL-1-OXOBUTYL)- ALANINE, PANTOTHENIC ACID, VITAMIN B3, and VITAMIN B5

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


Pantothenic Acid is an organic acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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CC cream18 products
daily use with SPF17 products
shampoo12 products
conditioner10 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
serums & essences6 products
around-eye cream5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
moisturizer3 products
toners/astringents2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
mask2 products
anti-aging1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
1 products
hair spray1 products
mascara1 products
brow liner1 products
bubble bath1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hair styling aide1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products

Ecotoxicology

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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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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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3055 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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