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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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mask422 products
facial moisturizer/treatment378 products
moisturizer342 products
foundation322 products
serums & essences277 products
moisturizer with SPF181 products
facial cleanser163 products
beach & sport sunscreen149 products
toothpaste120 products
shampoo105 products
body wash/cleanser101 products
exfoliant/scrub83 products
around-eye cream80 products
mascara80 products
concealer77 products
eye liner66 products
hand cream64 products
baby lotion55 products
bronzer/highlighter46 products
body firming lotion40 products
anti-aging39 products
BB cream31 products
lipstick30 products
baby shampoo25 products
eye shadow24 products
hair treatment/serum23 products
toners/astringents23 products
liquid hand soap22 products
styling gel/lotion21 products
blush20 products
makeup remover19 products
makeup primer19 products
conditioner19 products
brow liner17 products
foot moisturizer15 products
baby soap14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
hair color and bleaching13 products
sunless tanning12 products
hair styling aide12 products
shaving cream11 products
bubble bath11 products
after sun product11 products
baby bubble bath10 products
hair spray9 products
hand sanitizer8 products
baby wipes7 products
beard cleanser6 products
tooth whitening6 products
oil controller6 products
after shave6 products
baby toothpaste6 products
lip liner6 products
facial powder5 products
CC cream5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
muscle/joint soreness5 products
mouthwash4 products
other men's products4 products
bar soap4 products
nail polish3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
fragrance for women2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
detangler2 products
fragrance for men2 products
lip balm2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
makeup with SPF2 products
other eye makeup2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
vapor rubs1 products
body spray1 products
pore strips1 products
beard care1 products
foot cleansing1 products
diaper cream1 products
body oil1 products
lip plumper1 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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