Ci 77492 Yellow Iron Oxide; Ferric Oxide
(in 95,275 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
PRI Legend


1. Colorant - Pigments or dyes that are added in order to change or enhance the color.
Iron(III) oxide or ferric oxide is the main source of iron for the steel industry. It is often called rust, and is acidic in nature. Appear as a very fine powder, it is used to put the final polish on metallic jewelry and lenses, and historically as a cosmetic. Iron(III) oxide is also used as a pigment, under names "Pigment Brown 6", "Pigment Brown 7", and "Pigment Red 101", for use in cosmetics and in dental composites alongside titanium oxides. Used as a food coloring (E number 172), it can be found in cake and dessert mixes, meat paste, salmon and shrimp paste.
It is approved to use as food and cosmetics coloring in EU. In US, it is used as color additives and exempt from certification and permanently listed for food and drug use.
Scientific References:
Regulatory References:
- Ref: IV/135
2. US FDA Color Additives Status List [2015]
- §73.200
3. EU Approved Food Additive [2018]
- E172
4. Japan’s List of Designated Food Additives under Article 10 of the Food Sanitation Act
- Iron Sesquioxide (Diiron Trioxide or Iron Oxide Red)

Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Harmful if swallowed (H302)
2. Harmful in contact with skin (H312)
3. Causes skin irritation (H315)
4. Causes serious eye damage (H318)
5. May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
6. May cause drowsiness or dizziness (H336)
7. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)
8. May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life (H413)

Potential Health Concerns For:

1. Lung Injury (PubMed ID:22262566)
2. Oligospermia (PubMed ID:26991130)

Potential Health Benefits For:

1. Albuminuria (PubMed ID:22116744)
2. Dermatitis, Photoallergic (PubMed ID:18798755)
3. Weight Loss (PubMed ID:22116744)

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