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Data: Fair

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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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antiperspirant/deodorant107 products
facial powder84 products
eye shadow76 products
foundation62 products
bronzer/highlighter60 products
bath oil/salts/soak59 products
blush58 products
moisturizer51 products
lipstick34 products
facial moisturizer/treatment33 products
setting powder/spray31 products
shampoo28 products
baby powder27 products
mask26 products
exfoliant/scrub25 products
body powder25 products
bar soap25 products
body firming lotion23 products
facial cleanser18 products
sunless tanning18 products
daily use with SPF18 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
conditioner12 products
foot odor control12 products
lip balm10 products
serums & essences10 products
bubble bath10 products
diaper cream10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
baby lotion8 products
hair styling aide8 products
makeup primer7 products
mascara6 products
CC cream5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
BB cream4 products
4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
brow liner3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
shaving cream2 products
tooth whitening2 products
hair spray2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
foot cleansing2 products
concealer2 products
body spray2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
oil controller2 products
baby oil2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby soap1 products
vapor rubs1 products
beard care1 products
beard oil1 products
after shave1 products
makeup remover1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
eye liner1 products
hand cream1 products
fragrance for women1 products
around-eye cream1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
32418 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, 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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