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Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

707013, CANAGA OIL; CANAGA OIL; CANANGA OIL; CANANGA OIL, JAVA; JAVA CANAGA OIL, CANANGA ODORATA, CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG), CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) ESSENTIAL OIL, CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) FLOWER OIL, CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL, CANANGA ODORATA ESSENTIAL OIL, CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL, CANANGA ODORATA MACROPHYLLA FLOWER OIL(CANANGA), CANANGA ODORATA OIL, CANANGA OIL, CANANGA OIL; CANANGA OIL; YLANG-YLANG ABSOLUTE; YLANG-YLANG ABSOLUTE; YLANG-YLANG OIL; YLANG-YLANG OIL; YLANG-YLANG OIL DISTILLATES, CANANGA ORDORATA FLOWER OIL, OILS, CANANGA, OILS, YLANG YLANG, OILS, YLANG YLANG, TERPENE-FREE, OILS, YLANGYLANG, YLANG YLANG, YLANG YLANG (CANANGA ODORATA) OIL, YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL, YLANG YLANG FLOWER OIL, YLANG YLANG OIL, YLANG YLANG OIL (CANANGA ODORATA HOOK. F. AND THOMAS), YLANG YLANG OIL EXTRA, YLANG YLANG OIL I, YLANG YLANG OIL II, YLANG YLANG OIL III, and YLANG YLANG OILS

Oil obtained from the flowers of the ylang-ylang tree Cananga odorata.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
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
84 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

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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