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ALUMINUM DISTEARATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources, Persistence and bioaccumulation; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About ALUMINUM DISTEARATE: Aluminum Distearate is an aluminum salt of stearic acid.

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

Synonym(s): ALUMINUM HYDROXYDISTEARATE; ALUMINUM, HYDROXYBIS (OCTADECANOATO-.KAPPA.O) -; ALUMINUM, HYDROXYBIS (OCTADECANOATO-O) -; ALUMINUM, HYDROXYBIS (OCTADECANOATOO) ; HYDROXYALUMINIUM DISTEARATE; HYDROXYALUMINUM DISTEARATE; HYDROXYBIS (OCTADECANOATO-O) - ALUMINUM; HYDROXYBIS (OCTADECANOATO-O) ALUMINUM; ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE DISTEARATE; ALUMINUM HYDROXYDISTEARATE; ALUMINUM, HYDROXYBIS (OCTADECANOATO-O) - (9CI)

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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 medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Klaassen, C
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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

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
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic 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.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
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.
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.

About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer