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P Anisic Acid

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Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

4-ANISIC ACID, 4-METHOXY- BENZOIC ACID, 4-METHOXYBENZOIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, 4-METHOXY-, BENZOIC ACID, 4METHOXY, DRACONIC ACID, P-ANISIC ACID, and P-METHOXYBENZOIC ACID

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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moisturizer21 products
baby lotion16 products
recreational sunscreen15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
facial cleanser12 products
daily use with SPF11 products
around-eye cream10 products
facial powder9 products
blush8 products
setting powder/spray7 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
baby sunscreen5 products
hand cream5 products
eye shadow3 products
mascara3 products
serums & essences3 products
mask3 products
anti-aging3 products
conditioner2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
toners/astringents2 products
body powder1 products
lip plumper1 products
oil controller1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
after sun product1 products
shaving cream1 products
BB cream1 products
shampoo1 products
makeup remover1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

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 persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

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.

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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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