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ALKYL DIMETHYL ETHYLBENZYL AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Moderate Concern
 
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with potential for general systemic/organ effects; respiratory effects
This unspecific ingredient, Alkyl Dimethyl Ethylbenzyl Ammonium Compounds, can be found in 12 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Alkyl Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides (C12-16)
EPA's review of industry submitted toxicity data and the potential for human exposure concludes that this substance poses a high risk for human health.
 
moderate
 
EPA Hazard-Based Prioritizations - Risks - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Alkyl Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides (C12-16)
Asthmagen (allergic)
 
moderate
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
Alkyl Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides (C12-16)
Asthmagen
 
some
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
 
 
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