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Data: Fair

Hydrated Silica

Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

SYNONYMS

● HYDRATED SILICA
● HYDRATED SILICA HYDRATED SILICA
● HYDROSILICIC ACID
● PRECIPITATED SILICA
● SILICA GEL; SILICA GEL
● SILICA HYDRATE
● SILICIC ACID HYDRATE
● SILICON DIOXIDE HYDRATE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Hydrated silica is a form of silicon dioxide (sand).

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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toothpaste467 products
lipstick89 products
exfoliant/scrub58 products
body wash/cleanser46 products
foundation42 products
CC cream41 products
lip gloss33 products
tooth whitening29 products
antiperspirant/deodorant26 products
daily use with SPF25 products
blush25 products
recreational sunscreen24 products
baby toothpaste22 products
mascara13 products
shampoo10 products
nail polish9 products
lip balm9 products
eye liner9 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
hair styling aide7 products
concealer6 products
facial cleanser5 products
body powder5 products
mask5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
conditioner4 products
serums & essences4 products
moisturizer4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
brow liner3 products
3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
nail treatment3 products
around-eye cream3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
depilatory2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
foot cleansing2 products
body spray2 products
beard oil1 products
nail glue1 products
baby powder1 products
lip plumper1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
eye shadow1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
BB cream1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humansNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show tumor formation at low dosesOpen scientific literature
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

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
1437 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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