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Data: Limited

Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Occupational hazards (high)

SYNONYMS

● ALMOND 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
● PRUNUS AMYGDALUS AMARA KERNEL OIL

Restricted

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


Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond) Kernel Oil is a volatile oil obtained from kernels of Prunus amygdalus amara.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature

Occupational hazards

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityOpen scientific literature
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not 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 - anyOpen scientific literature
6 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 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 persistentOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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