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Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil

Other Concerns

Multiple, additive exposure sources (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

JAVA VETIVER OIL; VETIVER OIL; VETIVER OIL; VETIVER OIL DISTILLED, OIL OF VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES, OILS, VETIVER, VETIVER ESSENTIAL OIL, VETIVER OIL, VETIVER OIL (VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES STAPF), VETIVER OILS, VETIVER ROOT OIL, VETIVERIA OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVER) ESSENTIAL OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVER) OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES (VETIVER) ROOT OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES ESSENTIAL OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES ROOT OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES OIL, and VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES ROOT OIL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the dried roots of Vetiveriazizanoides.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at low dosesOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of mutagenicity.Open scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
18 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • 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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