Other ConcernsPersistence and bioaccumulation (high)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Hydrated silica is a form of silicon dioxide (sand).
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||43 products|
|CC cream||35 products|
|lip gloss||33 products|
|tooth whitening||29 products|
|recreational sunscreen||24 products|
|baby toothpaste||22 products|
|daily use with SPF||20 products|
|lip balm||11 products|
|facial cleanser||9 products|
|eye liner||9 products|
|hair styling aide||8 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|eye shadow||8 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||5 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||4 products|
|lip balm with SPF||4 products|
|body powder||4 products|
|liquid hand soap||4 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|around-eye cream||3 products|
|nail treatment||2 products|
|nail polish||2 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|nail glue||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1437 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps||Int'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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