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DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE


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

About DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE: Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate is a sodium salt of the diester of 2-ethylhexyl alcoholand sulfosuccinic acid.

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; Surfactant - Hydrotrope; EMULSIFYING

Synoym(s): DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE, DOCUSATE SODIUM; 1,4-BIS (2-ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER SODIUM SALT BUTANEDIOIC ACID, SULFO-; 1,4-BIS (2-ETHYLHEXYL) SULFOBUTANEDIOATE, SODIUM SALT; BUTANEDIOIC ACID, SULFO, 1,4BIS (2ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER, SODIUM SALT; BUTANEDIOIC ACID, SULFO-, 1,4-BIS (2-ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER, SODIUM SALT; DI (2-ETHYLHEXYL) SULFOSUCCINIC ACID, SODIUM SALT; DI- (2-ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER SODIUM SALT SULFOSUCCINIC ACID; DI- (2-ETHYLHEXYL) SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE; DI- (2-ETHYLHEXYL) SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE SOLUTION; DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUC CINATE; DOCUSATE SODIUM

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
One or more animal studies show effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide Ingredients

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
1,622 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1987 & 2005. Office of Pesticide Programs. Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients in Pesticide Products - Categorized List of Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients.
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.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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