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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (moderate) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)


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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moisturizer54 products
facial moisturizer/treatment50 products
shampoo30 products
facial cleanser29 products
serums & essences25 products
conditioner22 products
body oil21 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
bath oil/salts/soak20 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
fragrance for women15 products
mask13 products
bar soap13 products
hand cream10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
beach & sport sunscreen9 products
baby lotion8 products
toners/astringents7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
anti-aging5 products
around-eye cream5 products
hair styling aide4 products
after sun product4 products
baby shampoo4 products
moisturizer with SPF3 products
body spray3 products
makeup remover2 products
body powder2 products
after shave2 products
foundation2 products
baby soap2 products
baby oil2 products
bubble bath1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot cleansing1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
sunless tanning1 products
makeup primer1 products
lip balm1 products
shaving cream1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
fragrance for men1 products
foot odor control1 products
hair spray1 products
vapor rubs1 products
baby wipes1 products

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 Food Additive Status

Use restrictions

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Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA_Standard_221html

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
84 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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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

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, Oct 16, 2006.
  • IFRA_Standard_221html
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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