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COCAMIDE DEA

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 

About COCAMIDE DEA: This ingredient is a chemically-modified form of coconut oil; used as a foaming agent.

Function(s): Surfactant - Foam Booster; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Aqueous; EMULSIFYING; EMULSION STABILISING; FOAM BOOSTING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synonym(s): AMIDES, COCO, N,N-BIS (2-HYDROXYETHYL) -; AMIDES, COCO, N,NBIS (HYDROXYETHYL) ; COCO AMIDES, N,N-BIS (2-HYDROXYETHYL) -; COCO N,N-BIS (2-HYDROXYETHYL) - AMIDES; COCONUT DIETHANOLAMIDE; COCONUT FATTY ACI D DIETHANOLAMIDE; COCONUT FATTY ACID DIETHANOLAMIDE; COCOYL DIETHANOLAMIDE; DIETHANOLAMINE COCONUT FATTY ACID CONDENSATE; N,N-BIS (2-HYDROXYETHYL) - AMIDES, COCO; N,N-BIS (2-HYDROXYETHYL) - COCO AMIDES

Cancer

Concern Reference
Possible human carcinogenCalifornia EPA (California Environmental Protection Agency)
Limited evidence of carcinogenicityWorld Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer
Cancer - limited evidenceUS EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - CosIng
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

Concern Reference
16 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
NITROSAMINES
Data: Fair

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
California EPA (California Environmental Protection Agency). 2012. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Updated July 2012.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
US EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs. List of Chemicals Evaluated for Carcinogenic Potential (5/10/2002). OPP, Washington, DC. http://www.epi.uci.edu/valleycenter/EPAListCarcinogenicChemicals.pdf
World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer. IARC Monographs Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Lists of Group 1, 2a, and 2b substances can be obtained. http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Classification/index.php

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