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Data: Limited

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  • Endocrine disruption (low)


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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shampoo11 products
moisturizer9 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
baby shampoo6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
baby lotion5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
toners/astringents3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
baby soap3 products
fragrance for women2 products
fragrance for men2 products
mask2 products
bubble bath2 products
hand sanitizer1 products
lip balm1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
facial cleanser1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
hand cream1 products
makeup remover1 products
conditioner1 products

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of developmental toxicityOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature


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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
16 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

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

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

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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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