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Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) ESSENTIAL OIL, MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL, MENTHA SPICATA CRISPA HERB OIL, MENTHA SPICATA CRISPATA HERB OIL, MENTHA SPICATA ESSENTIAL OIL, MENTHA SPICATA HERB OIL, MENTHA SPICATA LEAF OIL, MENTHA SPICATA OIL, MENTHA VERIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, MENTHA VERIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS LEAF OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS OIL, OIL OF SPEARMINT, OILS, SPEARMINT, SCOTCH SPEARMENT OIL, SPEARMENT OIL, SCOTCH, SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL, SPEARMINT LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL, SPEARMINT LEAF OIL, SPEARMINT OIL, SPEARMINT OIL; SPEARMINT TERPENES, and SPEARMINT OILS

Syn: Mentha viridis

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

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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
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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