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Data: Fair

Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high)

SYNONYMS

BALSAM OIL, PERU (MYROXYLON PEREIRAE KLOTZSCH), BALSAM PERU OIL, BALSAM PERU OILS, BALSAM, PERU (MYROXYLON PEREIRAE KLOTZSCH), INDIAN BALSAM, MYROX YLON PEREIRAE OILS, MYROXYLON PEREIRAE (BALSAM PERU) OIL, MYROXYLON PEREIRAE OIL, OILS, BALSAM PERU, OILS, MYROX YLON PEREIRAE, PERU (MYROXYLON PEREIRAE KLOTZSCH) BALSAM, PERU (MYROXYLON PEREIRAE KLOTZSCH) BALSAM OIL, PERU BALSAM ABSOLUTE, and PERU BALSAM ANHYDROL

Restricted

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


Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil is a volatile oil obtained from Myroxylon pereirae.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCosIng
Violation of industry recommendations - Unsafe for use in cosmeticsInternational Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
163 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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