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Tapioca Starch is a starch obtained from tapioca. It consists primarily of amylose andamylopectin.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||34 products|
|hand cream||24 products|
|recreational sunscreen||24 products|
|daily use with SPF||18 products|
|baby lotion||17 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||17 products|
|facial powder||12 products|
|hair styling aide||12 products|
|body firming lotion||10 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||9 products|
|around-eye cream||8 products|
|body powder||8 products|
|baby sunscreen||6 products|
|eye shadow||6 products|
|foot moisturizer||5 products|
|hair color and bleaching||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||5 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|lip balm||5 products|
|baby powder||4 products|
|after shave||4 products|
|makeup primer||3 products|
|diaper cream||3 products|
|sunless tanning||3 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|12531 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|
|Classified as a low human health priority||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.
- 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.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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