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DIMETHYL MEA


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards; Other LOW concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

About DIMETHYL MEA: Dimethyl MEA is an amine.

Function(s): pH Adjuster; BUFFERING

Synonym(s): 2-DIMETHYLAMINOETHANOL; DIMETHYL (HYDROXYETHYL) AMINE; DMAE; ETHANOL, 2 (DIMETHYLAMINO) ; N,N-DIMETHYLETHANOLAMINE; 2- (DIMETHYLAMINO) ETHANOL; 2-DIMETHYLAMINOETHANOL; 2-DWUMETYLOAMINOETANOLU (POLISH) ; AMIETOL M 21; BETA-DIMETHYLAMINOETHANOL; BETA-DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL ALCOHOL

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - CosIng

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune toxicity or allergiesAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Occupational hazards

Concern Reference
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune toxicityNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

Concern Reference
Occupational hazards related to handlingEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
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.

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