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PEG-100 STEARATE

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
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  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer231 products
daily use with SPF158 products
facial moisturizer/treatment145 products
recreational sunscreen128 products
body firming lotion100 products
mask73 products
hand cream69 products
exfoliant/scrub53 products
hair color and bleaching52 products
around-eye cream48 products
facial cleanser45 products
conditioner30 products
mascara28 products
serums & essences27 products
brow liner24 products
hair styling aide21 products
foot moisturizer20 products
anti-aging19 products
makeup primer19 products
hair treatment/serum18 products
styling gel/lotion16 products
shampoo15 products
sunless tanning14 products
BB cream11 products
beard care11 products
foundation11 products
foot cleansing10 products
after shave10 products
baby lotion8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
baby sunscreen7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
makeup remover5 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
blush4 products
toners/astringents4 products
detangler4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
concealer3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)3 products
after sun product3 products
3 products
hair relaxer2 products
beard oil2 products
other eye makeup2 products
fragrance for women2 products
foot odor control2 products
shaving cream2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
lipstick1 products
fragrance for men1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
eye liner1 products
tanning oil1 products
lip plumper1 products
CC cream1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityHarvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
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

Data Sources

  • Harvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
  • 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.

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