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COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINAMIDE MEA CHLORIDE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 

About COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINAMIDE MEA CHLORIDE: Cocamidopropyl Betainamide MEA Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt.

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; Surfactant - Foam Booster; FOAM BOOSTING

Synoym(s): 1-PROPANAMINIUM, 3-AMINO-N- [2 [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -2-OXOETHYL] -N,N-DIMETHYL-, N- C12-18 ACYL; 3-AMINO-N- [2 [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -2-OXOETHYL] -N,N-DIMETHYL- N- C12-18 ACYL 1-PROPANAMINIUM; CHLORIDES DERIVS.; DERIVS., CHLORIDES; N- C12-18 ACYL 1-PROPANAMINIUM, 3-AMINO-N- [2 [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -2-OXOETHYL] -N,N-DIMETHYL-

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Unsafe in products left on skin and not rinsed off (only for products that are intended to be left on the skin)Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as irritantEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
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.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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