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Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract

Other Concerns

Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

EXTRACT OF GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS, EXTRACT OF WINTERGREEN, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF EXTRACT, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS EXTRACT, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS LEAF EXTRACT, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS, EXT., WINTERGREEN EXTRACT, WINTERGREEN EXTRACT (GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS L.), and WINTERGREEN LEAF EXTRACT

Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of thewintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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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
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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