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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/deodorant74 products
facial powder60 products
foundation48 products
bronzer/highlighter44 products
blush33 products
bath oil/salts/soak30 products
lipstick29 products
moisturizer27 products
eye shadow23 products
facial moisturizer/treatment19 products
baby powder15 products
shampoo14 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
facial cleanser11 products
moisturizer with SPF11 products
body powder10 products
mask10 products
serums & essences8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)7 products
bar soap6 products
mascara6 products
baby lotion5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
hair styling aide4 products
brow liner3 products
bubble bath3 products
diaper cream3 products
lip balm3 products
conditioner3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
BB cream3 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
hair spray2 products
hand cream2 products
sunless tanning2 products
CC cream2 products
anti-aging1 products
concealer1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip gloss1 products
eye liner1 products
body firming lotion1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
beard oil1 products
foot odor control1 products
tooth whitening1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
around-eye cream1 products
oil controller1 products
body spray1 products
fragrance for women1 products
baby oil1 products
makeup primer1 products
makeup remover1 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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