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ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH

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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antiperspirant/deodorant80 products
facial powder77 products
foundation54 products
bronzer/highlighter47 products
blush42 products
bath oil/salts/soak31 products
lipstick30 products
moisturizer28 products
eye shadow25 products
facial moisturizer/treatment23 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
baby powder15 products
shampoo14 products
moisturizer with SPF12 products
mask12 products
facial cleanser12 products
body powder11 products
serums & essences9 products
mascara8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)8 products
makeup primer7 products
bar soap6 products
baby lotion5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
hair styling aide5 products
conditioner4 products
sunless tanning3 products
bubble bath3 products
BB cream3 products
lip balm3 products
brow liner3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
3 products
diaper cream3 products
hand cream2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
body firming lotion2 products
hair spray2 products
concealer2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
CC cream2 products
anti-aging1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby oil1 products
makeup remover1 products
tooth whitening1 products
oil controller1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
around-eye cream1 products
fragrance for women1 products
body spray1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
beard oil1 products
foot odor control1 products
eye liner1 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

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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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

Informational

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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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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

  • 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. 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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