Coal Tar


Regulatory Ban


Medium Hazard Concern

Facts about this ingredient

  • Coal Tar is suspected of causing asthma. This list is a compilation of various sources including those that "may cause sensitization by inhalation" and includes some agents that are identified according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) as asthmagens or chemicals of concern for their potential to cause asthma.
  • "Coal Tar is known to cause cancer, according to the State of California (Proposition 65) and/or an official classifications of Carcinogen Category 1A and 1B as defined under an EU regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008) and/or WHMIS 2015 classifications as provided by the Commission des normes, de l'equite, de la sante et de la securite du travail, (Sante et de la securite du travai service du repertoire toxicologique) in Quebec. "
  • Coal Tar is a suspected neurotoxin.
  • Coal Tar is suspected of causing neurotoxicity, according to various official national and internation hazard classification systems and/or by being recognized under EPA - IRIS Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC) list and/or EPA - IRIS Oral Reference Dose (RfD) as having appropriate critical effects.
  • Coal Tar has been prohibited for use in cosmetics in Canada.
  • Coal Tar has been banned for use in cosmetics by the European Union.

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