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ALUMINUM DIMYRISTATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

About ALUMINUM DIMYRISTATE: Aluminum Dimyristate is an aluminum salt of myristic acid.

Function(s): Anticaking Agent; Emulsion Stabilizer; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Nonaqueous; EMULSION STABILISING; OPACIFYING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synonym(s): ALUMINUM COMPLEX TETRADECANOIC ACID; ALUMINUM HYDROXYBIS (TETRADECANOATO) ; HYDROXYBIS (MYRISTATO-O) ALUMINIUM; TETRADECANOIC ACID, ALUMINUM COMPLEX

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of toxicityKlaassen, C

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
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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