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XANTHAN GUM

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

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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facial moisturizer/treatment318 products
moisturizer283 products
mask252 products
serums & essences238 products
moisturizer with SPF197 products
beach & sport sunscreen191 products
foundation169 products
facial cleanser129 products
shampoo96 products
body wash/cleanser79 products
exfoliant/scrub73 products
toothpaste72 products
around-eye cream65 products
baby lotion50 products
hand cream43 products
mascara42 products
anti-aging41 products
bronzer/highlighter37 products
lipstick30 products
concealer28 products
eye liner23 products
BB cream23 products
liquid hand soap21 products
baby shampoo20 products
body firming lotion18 products
makeup remover15 products
blush15 products
eye shadow15 products
toners/astringents13 products
styling gel/lotion12 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
baby bubble bath11 products
baby soap11 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
baby toothpaste11 products
after sun product10 products
brow liner10 products
conditioner10 products
CC cream9 products
baby sunscreen9 products
foot moisturizer8 products
sunless tanning8 products
shaving cream7 products
bubble bath7 products
makeup primer7 products
oil controller6 products
lip liner6 products
hair styling aide5 products
hair spray5 products
after shave4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
other men's products4 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
baby wipes2 products
bar soap2 products
tooth whitening2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
facial powder2 products
other eye makeup2 products
body spray1 products
diaper cream1 products
lip balm1 products
detangler1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body oil1 products
vapor rubs1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1095 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
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

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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 http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, 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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