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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/treatment415 products
foundation385 products
mask382 products
moisturizer376 products
serums & essences317 products
facial cleanser194 products
moisturizer with SPF182 products
toothpaste156 products
beach & sport sunscreen149 products
body wash/cleanser120 products
shampoo114 products
exfoliant/scrub95 products
around-eye cream90 products
mascara87 products
concealer86 products
eye liner78 products
hand cream69 products
baby lotion62 products
bronzer/highlighter55 products
body firming lotion46 products
anti-aging41 products
lipstick38 products
BB cream32 products
eye shadow29 products
baby shampoo29 products
liquid hand soap28 products
styling gel/lotion27 products
makeup primer27 products
toners/astringents25 products
blush24 products
hair treatment/serum24 products
conditioner22 products
hair styling aide20 products
makeup remover20 products
antiperspirant/deodorant18 products
brow liner18 products
foot moisturizer17 products
baby soap17 products
sunless tanning14 products
14 products
after sun product12 products
shaving cream12 products
bubble bath12 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
baby bubble bath10 products
baby wipes9 products
hair spray9 products
tooth whitening9 products
hand sanitizer8 products
after shave7 products
oil controller6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
baby toothpaste6 products
lip liner6 products
mouthwash6 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
beard cleanser6 products
bar soap5 products
facial powder5 products
CC cream5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
other men's products4 products
lip balm3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
nail polish3 products
detangler3 products
beard care3 products
foot cleansing2 products
diaper cream2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
makeup with SPF2 products
other eye makeup2 products
fragrance for men2 products
fragrance for women2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
body oil1 products
lip plumper1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
vapor rubs1 products
pore strips1 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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