Other ConcernsContamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSETHENE, TETRAFLUORO, HOMOPOLYMER, POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE, PTFE, PTFE (TEFLON), TEFLON, and TETRAFLUOROETHENE HOMOPOLYMER
PTFE is a polymer of tetrafluoroethylene, known under the brand name Teflon.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||56 products|
|body powder||9 products|
|facial powder||9 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|brow liner||6 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|eye liner||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|recreational sunscreen||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|Chemical class of concern||Open scientific literature|
|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|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|19250 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
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