SYNONYMSACTIVATED 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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||98 products|
|facial cleanser||76 products|
|body wash/cleanser||44 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||22 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||16 products|
|hair treatment/serum||12 products|
|pore strips||11 products|
|tooth whitening||9 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||8 products|
|serums & essences||7 products|
|makeup primer||6 products|
|setting powder/spray||4 products|
|makeup remover||4 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|foot odor control||2 products|
|shaving cream||2 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|52 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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.
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