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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/treatment748 products
mask722 products
moisturizer610 products
foundation541 products
serums & essences446 products
facial cleanser345 products
toothpaste301 products
daily use with SPF289 products
recreational sunscreen273 products
body firming lotion209 products
body wash/cleanser200 products
concealer194 products
hand cream192 products
around-eye cream188 products
exfoliant/scrub185 products
mascara170 products
shampoo151 products
eye liner109 products
baby lotion86 products
bronzer/highlighter65 products
hair treatment/serum63 products
eye shadow62 products
anti-aging57 products
brow liner54 products
makeup primer54 products
conditioner53 products
BB cream49 products
toners/astringents47 products
43 products
hair styling aide40 products
foot moisturizer38 products
styling gel/lotion37 products
liquid hand soap37 products
sunless tanning36 products
makeup remover33 products
baby shampoo33 products
lipstick32 products
antiperspirant/deodorant31 products
blush30 products
baby sunscreen28 products
hair color and bleaching25 products
baby wipes24 products
baby soap23 products
baby bubble bath23 products
bubble bath17 products
after sun product17 products
hair spray16 products
after shave14 products
muscle/joint soreness13 products
shaving cream13 products
baby toothpaste13 products
hand sanitizer12 products
mouthwash11 products
skin fading/lightener10 products
beard cleanser10 products
bath oil/salts/soak9 products
tooth whitening8 products
setting powder/spray8 products
bar soap6 products
detangler6 products
CC cream6 products
nail polish5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
beard care5 products
foot cleansing4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
body oil4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
tanning oil4 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
lip balm3 products
lip plumper3 products
fragrance for women2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
diaper cream2 products
glitter2 products
fragrance for men2 products
nail treatment1 products
oil controller1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
lip gloss1 products
facial powder1 products
eyelash glue1 products
pore strips1 products
foot odor control1 products
depilatory1 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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