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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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facial moisturizer/treatment61 products
moisturizer33 products
serums & essences32 products
facial cleanser27 products
body wash/cleanser22 products
shampoo22 products
mask21 products
conditioner19 products
hair treatment/serum19 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
toners/astringents14 products
moisturizer with SPF13 products
bath oil/salts/soak13 products
body oil12 products
foundation10 products
around-eye cream9 products
beard oil9 products
liquid hand soap8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
baby lotion6 products
hand cream6 products
makeup remover6 products
other men's products5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
body spray4 products
fragrance for women4 products
BB cream4 products
anti-aging4 products
lip balm3 products
shaving cream3 products
bar soap3 products
after shave3 products
sunless tanning3 products
hair styling aide3 products
body firming lotion2 products
CC cream2 products
makeup primer2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
baby oil2 products
hair spray2 products
baby soap2 products
baby shampoo2 products
mouthwash2 products
baby wipes1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip gloss1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
beach & sport sunscreen1 products
oil controller1 products
baby bubble bath1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA_Standard_13html

Data gaps

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • IFRA_Standard_13html
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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.


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