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AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE


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About AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE: This surfactant ingredient is an ammonium salt of lauryl sulfate

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; FOAMING

Synoym(s): AMMONIUM DODECYL SULPHATE; AMMONIUM SALT SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER; DODECYL AMMONIUM SULFATE; MONODODECYL ESTER AMMONIUM SALT SULFURIC ACID; NEOPON LAM; SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, AMMONIUM SALT; AKYPOSAL ALS 33; AMMONIUM DODECYL SULFATE; AMMONIUM N-DODECYL SULFATE; CONCO SULFATE A; DODECYL AMMONIUM SULFATE

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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

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.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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