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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/treatment803 products
mask786 products
moisturizer712 products
foundation554 products
serums & essences492 products
facial cleanser371 products
toothpaste335 products
daily use with SPF273 products
recreational sunscreen246 products
body wash/cleanser212 products
hand cream204 products
concealer204 products
around-eye cream203 products
exfoliant/scrub191 products
mascara167 products
shampoo152 products
eye liner114 products
baby lotion99 products
body firming lotion91 products
eye shadow74 products
hair treatment/serum71 products
brow liner70 products
bronzer/highlighter64 products
conditioner61 products
makeup primer61 products
BB cream51 products
anti-aging50 products
toners/astringents50 products
45 products
foot moisturizer41 products
styling gel/lotion41 products
hair styling aide40 products
liquid hand soap39 products
sunless tanning38 products
blush38 products
makeup remover35 products
baby shampoo35 products
lipstick33 products
baby soap32 products
antiperspirant/deodorant32 products
baby bubble bath27 products
baby wipes25 products
baby sunscreen25 products
hair color and bleaching24 products
after sun product21 products
muscle/joint soreness17 products
bubble bath17 products
baby toothpaste17 products
after shave15 products
hair spray14 products
hand sanitizer13 products
skin fading/lightener12 products
shaving cream11 products
beard cleanser10 products
mouthwash9 products
setting powder/spray9 products
bath oil/salts/soak8 products
damaged skin treatment8 products
tooth whitening7 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
bar soap6 products
detangler6 products
beard care6 products
nail polish5 products
lip balm5 products
body oil5 products
tanning oil5 products
diaper cream4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
lip plumper4 products
nail treatment2 products
foot cleansing2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
CC cream2 products
glitter2 products
oil controller1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
lip gloss1 products
other eye makeup1 products
facial powder1 products
eyelash glue1 products
pore strips1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
depilatory1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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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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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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