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Data: Limited

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


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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mask189 products
eye liner40 products
foundation25 products
setting powder/spray21 products
serums & essences19 products
facial cleanser19 products
shampoo18 products
makeup primer16 products
toners/astringents15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
around-eye cream12 products
foot cleansing9 products
lipstick7 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
moisturizer6 products
eye shadow6 products
conditioner5 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
sunless tanning4 products
hair styling aide4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
brow liner3 products
hair spray3 products
mouthwash3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
mascara2 products
body spray2 products
anti-aging2 products
after sun product2 products
hand cream1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
beard care1 products
tooth whitening1 products
glitter1 products
lip plumper1 products
eyelash glue1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
liquid hand soap1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ Toxicity Information
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
48 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site.
  • 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, Oct 16, 2006.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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