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Glossary

Ingredients

Contact Allergen

The ingredient can cause an inflammatory reaction when in contact with the skin.

Carcinogen

The ingredient can cause cancer after extended or excessive exposure.

Respiratory Sensitiser

The ingredient can cause hypersensitivity of the airways following inhalation.

Developmental Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on foetal or child development, usually due to maternal prenatal exposures.

Reproductive Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the male and female reproductive systems.

Mutagen

The ingredient can cause mutation.

Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic agent

The ingredient is of very high concern because of their persistence, their ability to accumulate in living organisms, their capacity of travelling long distances and mainly their high toxicity.

Very persistent and very bioaccumulative agent

The ingredient is of very high concern because of their persistence and their ability to accumulate in living organisms.

Musculoskeletal Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the muscles, bones, and joints.

Cardiovascular or blood toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the cardiovascular (heart and circulatory system), or blood systems.

Endocrine toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the endocrine system, which is made up of glands that produce hormones.

Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the gastrointestinal tract or liver.

Immunotoxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the immune system, which may lead to increased frequency or severity of diseases or cancer.

Kidney Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the kidneys.

Neurotoxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the nervous system.

Respiratory Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the respiratory system, which includes the nasal passages, trachea, bronchi, and lungs.

Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant

The ingredient can cause harmful effects on the sense organs, which include skin, eyes, ears, tongue and nose.

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