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DISPERSE BLUE 3


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About DISPERSE BLUE 3: Disperse Blue 3 is classed chemically as an anthraquinone color.

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Pigments from animal, plant, and synthetic sources used to color foods, cosmetics, and other products. Cochineal is from insects. Widely used FD&C and D&C colors are coaltar (bituminous coal) derivati ... read more

Function(s): Hair Colorant; HAIR DYEING

Synonym(s): 1- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -4- (METHYLAMINO) - 9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE; 1- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -4- (METHYLAMINO) -9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE; 1- [) 2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -4- (METHYLAMINO) ANTHRAQUINONE; 9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE, 1- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -4- (METHYLAMINO) -; ANTHRAQUINONE DISPERSE BLUE 3 CI NO. 61505; C.I. DISPERSE BLUE 3; CI 61505; 1-MA-4OEAA (RUSSIAN) ; 1-METHYLAMINO-4- (BETA-HYDROXYETHYLAMINO) ANTHRAQUINONE; 1-METHYLAMINO-4-ETHANOLAMINOANTHRAQUINONE; 1-METHYLAMINO-4-OXYETHYLAMINOANTHRAQUINONE (RUSSIAN)

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCosIng
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Cancer

Concern Reference
Cancer - limited evidenceCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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