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Data: Limited

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


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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facial moisturizer/treatment17 products
fragrance for women14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant12 products
beard oil8 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
shampoo7 products
moisturizer7 products
facial cleanser6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
mask5 products
fragrance for men5 products
serums & essences5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
hand cream4 products
shaving cream3 products
conditioner3 products
around-eye cream2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
bar soap2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
vapor rubs1 products
body powder1 products
baby lotion1 products
1 products
mouthwash1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
body firming lotion1 products
beard care1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
after shave1 products
makeup primer1 products
toners/astringents1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
body oil1 products

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

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at low dosesRTECS®- Food and Cosmetics Toxicology (London, UK) V.1-19, 1963-81. For publisher information, see FCTOD7. 12,1013,1974

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
18 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

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

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • RTECS®- Food and Cosmetics Toxicology (London, UK) V.1-19, 1963-81. For publisher information, see FCTOD7. 12,1013,1974
  • 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.


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