Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSPEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3000 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (60) HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a polyethylene glycol derivative of Hydrogenated CastorOil (q.v.) with an average of 60 moles of ethylene oxide.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
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|facial moisturizer/treatment||14 products|
|facial cleanser||14 products|
|around-eye cream||10 products|
|foot cleansing||10 products|
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|body wash/cleanser||7 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
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|styling gel/lotion||4 products|
|hair spray||3 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|eyelash glue||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|48 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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