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CELLULOSE

Health concerns of ingredient
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Cancer no information
Developmental & reproductive toxicity no information
Allergies & immunotoxicity no information

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EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

About CELLULOSE: Cellulose is a natural polysaccharide derived from plant fibers.

Synonym(s): CELLULOSE POWDER; WOOD PULP, BLEACHED; BLEACHED WOOD PULP; CELLULOSE; MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE; ABICEL; ALPHA-CELLULOSE; ARBOCEL; ARBOCEL BC 200; ARBOCELL B 600/30; AVICEL; AVICEL 101

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Type of Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Ecotoxicology

Type of Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Type of Concern Reference

Government, industry, academic studies and classifications

government/industry list/academic study appears on list as classification(s)

references

government/industry list/academic study reference
Environment Canada Domestic Substance ListEC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
IFRA Fragrance Ingredient ListIFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25

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