SYNONYMSALMOND HULL EXTRACT; BITTER ALMOND ESSENCE, ALMOND OIL, BITTER, ALMOND OIL, BITTER (FFPA) (PRUNUS SPP.), BITTER (FFPA) (PRUNUS SPP.) ALMOND OIL, BITTER ALMOND KERNEL OIL, BITTER ALMOND OIL, BITTER ALMOND OIL, ESSENTIAL, ESSENTIAL BITTER ALMOND OIL, OIL OF BITTER ALMOND, OIL, ESSENTIAL, BITTER ALMOND, OILS, BITTER ALMOND, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (BITTER ALMOND) KERNEL OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS (BITTER ALMOND) SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA (BITTER ALMOND) KERNEL OIL, and PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA KERNEL OIL
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Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil is a volatile oil obtained from kernels of Prunus amygdalus amara.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|6 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- 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.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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