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NITROGEN DIOXIDE


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Health concerns of ingredient
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Cancer no information
Developmental & reproductive toxicityyes
Allergies & immunotoxicityyes
Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Occupational hazards

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Synonym(s): AZOTE (FRENCH) ; AZOTO (ITALIAN) ; NITRITO; NITROGEN DIOXIDE (ACGIH:OSHA) ; NITROGEN PEROXIDE; RCRA WASTE NUMBER P078; STICKSTOFFDIOXID (GERMAN) ; STIKSTOFDIOXYDE (DUTCH)

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Type of Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Type of Concern Reference
Limited evidence of developmental toxicity
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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Type of Concern Reference
Limited evidence of respiratory toxicityNational Library of Medicine HazMap
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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Type of Concern Reference
Human respiratory irritant - strong evidenceCHE Toxicant and Disease Database

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Type of Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

Type of Concern Reference
Occupational hazards related to handling European Union - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

Type of Concern Reference
Not assessed for safety in cosmetics by industry panel

Government, industry, academic studies and classifications

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

references

government/industry list/academic study reference
European Union - Classification & LabellingCPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
CHE Toxicant and Disease DatabaseCHE (The Collaborative on Health and the Environment). 2006. Toxicant and Disease Database.
Environment Canada Domestic Substance ListEC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
National Library of Medicine HazMapNLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.

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