Learn about guaiazulene.

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About guaiazulene

Guaiazulene is a naturally occurring substance that is found in a variety of essential oils, and plants. It gives cosmetics a blue colour to cosmetics and is used in self-care products.

Guaiazulene can be found in products, such as:

Safety of guaiazulene

Under Canada's Chemicals Management Plan, we review and manage the potential risks that chemical substances can pose to Canadians and the environment. The first stage of the review process is a draft chemical risk assessment.

The health effects from the use of these products may include:

What we're doing

To reduce Canadians' exposure to guaiazulene in these products of concern, we're proposing to:

What you can do

Consumers are reminded to:

If you're exposed to guaiazulene at work, talk to your employer and occupational health and safety (OHS) official about:

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