Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||803 products|
|facial powder||278 products|
|eye liner||111 products|
|brow liner||101 products|
|makeup primer||60 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||27 products|
|moisturizer with SPF||18 products|
|BB cream||17 products|
|lip liner||16 products|
|lip balm||15 products|
|CC cream||11 products|
|facial cleanser||8 products|
|hair color and bleaching||7 products|
|diaper cream||7 products|
|lip gloss||6 products|
|serums & essences||6 products|
|bar soap||5 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||5 products|
|beach & sport sunscreen||5 products|
|baby powder||3 products|
|nail polish||3 products|
|other eye makeup||3 products|
|around-eye cream||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|nail treatment||2 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|eyelash glue||1 products|
|body powder||1 products|
|foot odor control||1 products|
|makeup with SPF||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|Talc is routinely contaminated with asbestos, a known human carcinogen, according to testing by the US FDA.||US. Food and Drug Administration. 2020. Talc. Accessed at https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredients/talc, June 17, 2020.|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
|Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics.||Health Canada 2011. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of respiratory toxicity||A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases Browse Haz-Map by Adverse Effects http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/hazmapadv.html, Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull|
|23653 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Final report 03/2013 available from CIR|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- US. Food and Drug Administration. 2020. Talc. Accessed at https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredients/talc, June 17, 2020.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
- Health Canada 2011. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases Browse Haz-Map by Adverse Effects http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/hazmapadv.html, Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
- 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.
- Final report 03/2013 available from CIR
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
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