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ALKYL POLYGLUCOSIDE (C8-10)

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Low Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for biodegradation; damage to DNA; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
Alkyl polyglucoside (C8-10) can be found in 65 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is anaerobically degradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not mutagenic.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry and published studies shows that alkyl polyglucosides are readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides have low acute oral toxicity.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry data indicates alkyl polyglucosides do not cause mutations.
 
low
 
Kristin Kocher & H.-J. Wiegand. 2000. Toxicology and Dermatology. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not estrogenic.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not reproductive or developmental toxicants.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A peer-reviewed study found alkyl polyglucosides were not toxic to reproduction.
 
low
 
H. Messinger, W. Aulmann, M. Kleber & W. Koehl. 2007. Investigations on the effects of alkyl polyglucosides on development and fertility. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 45(8), 1375-82.
A peer-reviewed study found alkyl polyglucosides did not possess estrogenic or anti-estrogenic properties.
 
low
 
H. Messinger, W. Aulmann, M. Kleber & W. Koehl. 2007. Investigations on the effects of alkyl polyglucosides on development and fertility. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 45(8), 1375-82.
A peer-reviewed study found alkyl polyglucosides were not teratogenic.
 
low
 
H. Messinger, W. Aulmann, M. Kleber & W. Koehl. 2007. Investigations on the effects of alkyl polyglucosides on development and fertility. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 45(8), 1375-82.
A review of industry data indicates alkyl polyglucosides have low acute oral toxicity.
 
low
 
Kristin Kocher & H.-J. Wiegand. 2000. Toxicology and Dermatology. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry data indicates alkyl polyglucosides have low acute dermal toxicity.
 
low
 
Kristin Kocher & H.-J. Wiegand. 2000. Toxicology and Dermatology. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry data indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not skin sensitizers.
 
low
 
Kristin Kocher & H.-J. Wiegand. 2000. Toxicology and Dermatology. New York: Marcel Dekker.
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
A review of industry studies indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not dermal sensitizers.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry data indicates alkyl polyglucosides are not skin irritants at concentrations relevant to cleaners.
 
low
 
Kristin Kocher & H.-J. Wiegand. 2000. Toxicology and Dermatology. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry studies shows alkyl polyglucosides do not irritate the skin at concentrations below 30 percent.
 
low
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
A review of industry studies notes reduced prostate weight only at low doses in one animal study.
 
some
 
Andreas Willing, Horst Messinger & Walter Aulmann. 2004. Ecology and Toxicology of Alkyl Polyglycosides. New York: Marcel Dekker.
 
 
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