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Is Titanium Dioxide natural and safe?

Posted on Aug 11, 2015

Titanium Oxide is a naturally sourced mineral, just like the zinc oxide and iron oxides found in our makeup and suncare products.

There is only limited evidence concerning carcinogen claims, and only when it is airborne and inhaled in large dosages. In a topical lotion or cream, ie mascara fluid or sunscreen, there is low overall hazard risk and no claims for being carcinogenic. Where titanium dioxide is in powder form that can become inhalded, then there may be a health concern for people doing jobs with exposures to titanium dioxide dust. Human studies conducted so far do not suggest an association between occupational exposure to titanium dioxide and an increased risk for cancer.

Here is the link to the Environmental Working Group's Skindeep database on Titanium Dioxide. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706561/TITANIUM_DIOXIDE/