Other ConcernsMultiple, additive exposure sources (low)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the leaf ofGaultheria procumbens.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair styling aide
|serums & essences
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available
|FDA Everything Added to Food
|Limited evidence of reproductive toxicity
|Scorecard.org Toxicity Information
|14 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical
- 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.
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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