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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)


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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lipstick13 products
conditioner12 products
moisturizer12 products
shampoo11 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
mask8 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
liquid hand soap7 products
bar soap6 products
lip balm6 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
facial cleanser5 products
body oil4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
body firming lotion4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
lip plumper3 products
lip gloss3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
fragrance for women2 products
body spray2 products
fragrance for men2 products
hair styling aide2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
1 products
toners/astringents1 products
makeup remover1 products
brow liner1 products
serums & essences1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
vapor rubs1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
toothpaste1 products
shaving cream1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
526 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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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

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