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Peg 100 Stearate

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

● PEG-100 STEARATE
● POLYOXYETHYLENE (100) MONOSTEARATE

Restricted

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


PEG-100 Stearate is a polyethylene glycol ester of stearic acid.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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moisturizer392 products
facial moisturizer/treatment229 products
mask104 products
recreational sunscreen103 products
daily use with SPF100 products
hand cream98 products
around-eye cream81 products
hair styling aide67 products
brow liner58 products
exfoliant/scrub50 products
hair color and bleaching43 products
facial cleanser42 products
conditioner36 products
hair treatment/serum29 products
mascara24 products
styling gel/lotion21 products
serums & essences20 products
body firming lotion19 products
shampoo19 products
foot moisturizer18 products
anti-aging18 products
foundation12 products
makeup primer10 products
sunless tanning9 products
baby lotion9 products
9 products
after shave8 products
shaving cream8 products
makeup remover7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant6 products
after sun product6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
beard care5 products
foot cleansing4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
BB cream4 products
foot odor control4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
concealer3 products
lipstick3 products
tanning oil2 products
blush2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
body oil2 products
toners/astringents2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
detangler1 products
nail treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
eye shadow1 products
fragrance for women1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
other men's products1 products
nail glue1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
38 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 Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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

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
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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