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Bixa Orellana (Annatto) Seed Extract

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SYNONYMS

(ALL-E)- 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-EICOSANONAENEDIOIC ACID, 4,6,8,13,17-TETRAMETHYL-, 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-EICOSANONAENEDIOIC ACID, 4,6,8,13,17-TETRAMETHYL-, (ALL-E)-, 4,6,8,13,17-TETRAMETHYL- (ALL-E)- 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-EICOSANONAENEDIOIC ACID, ANNATO, ANNATTO, ANNATTO EXTRACT, ANNATTO SEED EXTRACT, ANNATTO, WATER-SOLUBLE, ANNOTTA, ARNATTA, ARNATTO, BIXA ORELLANA (ANNATTO) SEED EXTRACT, BIXA ORELLANA SEED EXTRACT, BIXIN, C.I. NATURAL ORANGE 4, EXTRACT OF BIXA ORELLANA SEED, NATURAL ORANGE 4, NORBIXIN, and WATER-SOLUBLE ANNATTO

Bixa Orellana Seed Extract is an extract of the seeds of Bixa orellana.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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

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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmeticsFDA Color Additive Status
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
223 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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