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Data: Fair

Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

COTTON SEED OIL, COTTONSEED (GOSSYPIUM) OIL, COTTONSEED ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; COTTONSEED ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PRIME BLEACHABLE SUMMER YELLOW COTTONSEED OIL; SOLVENT EXTRACTED CRUDE COTTONSEED OIL, COTTONSEED OIL, COTTONSEED OIL, WINTERIZED, COTTONSEED OILS, GOSSYPIUM (COTTON) SEED OIL, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM SEED OIL, OILS, COTTONSEED, and WINTERIZED COTTONSEED OIL

Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil is a fixed oil expressed from the seeds of variousspecies of cotton, Gossypium.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1189 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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