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PETROLEUM DISTILLATES


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Health concerns of ingredient
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Canceryes
Developmental & reproductive toxicity no information
Allergies & immunotoxicity no information
Other HIGH concerns: Use restrictions
Other MODERATE concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology, Data gaps

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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

Synonym(s): STODDARD SOLVENT; LIGHT LIQUID PARAFFIN; PETROLEUM DISTILLATE; NAPHTHA, SOLVENT; ORGANIC SOLVENTS, STODDARD SOLVENT; PETROLEUM DISTILLATE FRACTIONS; SOLVENTS, NAPHTHAS; STODDARD SOLVENT (ACGIH:OSHA) ; WHITE SPIRITS

Cancer

Type of Concern Reference
Possible human carcinogenEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling
Possible carcinogenEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Type of Concern Reference
Classified as a high human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Persistence and bioaccumulation

Type of Concern Reference
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Ecotoxicology

Type of Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Data gaps

Type of Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
161 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results -> PubMed

Neurotoxicity

Type of Concern Reference
nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Government, industry, academic studies and classifications

government/industry list/academic study appears on list as classification(s)
EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide IngredientsSTODDARD SOLVENTList 2 Inert

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.
Association of Occupational and Environmental ClinicsAOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
Cosmetic Ingredient Review AssessmentsCIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
Environment Canada Domestic Substance ListEC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
European Union - Banned or Restricted in CosmeticsEC (European Commission of the European Union). 1999-2006. Enterprise Directorate-General Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics. The rules governing cosmetic products in the European Union, Volume 1, "Cosmetics legislation."
National Library of Medicine HazMapNLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide IngredientsEPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1987 & 2005. Office of Pesticide Programs. Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients in Pesticide Products - Categorized List of Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients.

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