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Citrus Reticulata Oil

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

SYNONYMS

CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE) OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN) OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE) ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE) OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS RETICULATA OIL, CLEMENTINE OIL, MANDARIN ESSENTIAL OIL, OILS, MANDARIN, TERPENE-FREE, OILS, TANGERINE, TERPENE-FREE, TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL, TANGERINE OIL TERPENES, and TERPENES AND TERPENOIDS, MANDARIN-OIL

Oil from the whole plant of any subspecies with accepted scientific name of C. reticulata, including tangerine (C. reticulata blanco), mandarin (C. nobilis), and satsuma (C. unshiu).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as any irritantOpen scientific literature

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Suspected to be an environmental toxinOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5 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 harmfulOpen scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsOpen scientific literature
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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