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Data: Limited

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

COMMIPHORA (MYRRH) ESSENTIAL OIL, COMMIPHORA (MYRRH) OIL, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) ESSENTIAL OIL, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA ESSENTIAL OIL, COMMIPHORA MYRRHA OIL, HYPERSOLUBLE MYRRH; MYRRH ABSOLUTE; MYRRH ABSOLUTE COLOURLESS MD; MYRRH GUM; MYRRH OIL; MYRRH, OLEO-GUM-RESIN; MYRRH RESIN; MYRRH RESINOID; MYRRH RESINOID A; MYRRH TINCTURE, MYRRH ABSOLUTE, MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL, MYRRH OIL, MYRRH OIL (COMMIPHORA SPP.), OIL OF COMMIPHORA MYRRHA, and OILS, MYRRH

Commiphora Myrrha Oil is a volatile oil obtained by the steam distillation of Commiphoramyrrha.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
68 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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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