Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|facial cleanser||9 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|setting powder/spray||4 products|
|facial powder||4 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|foot odor control||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|pore strips||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as toxic or harmful.||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|148 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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