Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About C12-20 ACID PEG-8 ESTER: C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester is a polyethylene glycol ester of a synthetic mixture of saturatedacids containing 12 to 20 carbons in the alkyl chain with an average of 8 moles of ethylene oxide.
Function(s): Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Harvell, J|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|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.|
|Harvell, J., M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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