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Data: Fair


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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antiperspirant/deodorant57 products
moisturizer40 products
shampoo32 products
foundation19 products
beach & sport sunscreen18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
moisturizer with SPF14 products
lipstick14 products
concealer13 products
baby lotion12 products
mascara9 products
hand cream8 products
conditioner6 products
mask6 products
bronzer/highlighter5 products
body firming lotion5 products
diaper cream4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
facial powder4 products
toothpaste3 products
after shave3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
baby powder2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
serums & essences2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
detangler2 products
hair styling aide2 products
makeup primer2 products
body powder1 products
eye shadow1 products
nail treatment1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
anti-aging1 products
blush1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
foot cleansing1 products
hair spray1 products
BB cream1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
12531 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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