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Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil

Other Concerns

Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) ESSENTIAL OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS ESSENTIAL OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS LEAF OIL, GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS OIL, PYROLA MINOR (WINTERGREEN) ESSENTIAL OIL, PYROLA MINOR (WINTERGREEN) OIL, PYROLA MINOR ESSENTIAL OIL, WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL, WINTERGREEN LEAF OIL, WINTERGREEN OIL, and WINTERGREEN OIL (GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS L.)

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the leaf ofGaultheria procumbens.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • 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

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
14 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.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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