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ALUMINUM CHLORIDE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology, Occupational hazards

About ALUMINUM CHLORIDE: Aluminum Chloride is an inorganic compound. In the United States, Aluminum Chloride may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. When used as an active drug ingredient, the established na ... read more

Function(s): Antiperspirant Agent; Cosmetic Astringent; Deodorant Agent

Synoym(s): ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE; ALUMINIUM TRICHLORIDE; ALUMINUM CHLORIDE (ALCL3) ; ALUMINUM TRICHLORIDE; TRICHLOROALUMINUM; ALLUMINIO (CLORURO DI) (ITALIAN) ; ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE; ALUMINIUMCHLORID (GERMAN) ; ALUMINUM CHLORIDE (1:3) ; ALUMINUM TRICHLORIDE; CHLORURE D'ALUMINIUM (FRENCH)

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceAOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Klaassen, C
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Occupational hazards

Concern Reference
Single case study detailing occupational hazards (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Jankovic, J

Data gaps

Concern Reference
1,291 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Miscellaneous

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

Data Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2012. Asthmagen compilation - AEOC exposures codes.
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.
Jankovic, J. A Screening Method for Occupational Reproductive Health Risk. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. 57: 641-649. 1996.
Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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