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Charcoal Powder

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL, CHARCOAL ACTIVATED, and CHARCOAL POWDER

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Charcoal Powder is a dried, carbonaceous material obtained from the heating of organicsubstances.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask166 products
bar soap99 products
facial cleanser81 products
antiperspirant/deodorant69 products
shampoo61 products
toothpaste58 products
exfoliant/scrub46 products
body wash/cleanser44 products
conditioner24 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)19 products
bath oil/salts/soak16 products
hair treatment/serum16 products
pore strips13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
tooth whitening9 products
serums & essences7 products
makeup primer6 products
makeup remover4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
hair styling aide3 products
hand cream2 products
mascara2 products
around-eye cream2 products
foot cleansing2 products
foot odor control2 products
body oil2 products
mouthwash2 products
moisturizer2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
beard care1 products
nail treatment1 products
foundation1 products
brow liner1 products
shaving cream1 products
eye liner1 products
toners/astringents1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
hair spray1 products
1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be 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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
52 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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