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Data: Fair

Epigallocatechin Gallate

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SYNONYMS

(-)- GALLIC ACID, 3-ESTER WITH EPIGALLOCATECHOL, (2R,3R)-3,4-DIHYDRO-5,7-DIHYDROXY-2-(3,4,5-TRIHYDROXYPHENYL)-2H-1-BENZOPYRAN-3-YL ESTER, 3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY, BENZOIC ACID, 3-ESTER WITH EPIGALLOCATECHOL (-)- GALLIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID 3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY, BENZOIC ACID, 3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY,, EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE, EPIGALLOCATECHOL GALLATE, and GALLIC ACID, 3-ESTER WITH EPIGALLOCATECHOL, (-)-

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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serums & essences7 products
daily use with SPF6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
mask2 products
toners/astringents2 products
around-eye cream1 products
BB cream1 products
moisturizer1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3509 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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