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ETHYL HEXANEDIOL


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About ETHYL HEXANEDIOL: Ethyl Hexanediol is an aliphatic alcohol.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Solvent

Synoym(s): 1,3-HEXANEDIOL, 2-ETHYL-; 2-ETHYL- 1,3-HEXANEDIOL; 2-ETHYL-1,3-HEXANEDIOL; ETHOHEXADIOL; OCTYLENE GLYCOL; 2-ETHYL-1,3-HEXANEDIOL; 2-ETHYL-3-PROPYL-1,3-PROPANEDIOL; 2-ETHYLHEXANE-1,3-DIOL; 2-ETHYLHEXANEDIOL-1,3; 3-HYDROXYMETHYL-N-HEPTAN-4-OL; 6-12-INSECT REPELLENT

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of eye toxicity (only for products for use around the eyes)European Union - Classification & Labelling
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as irritantEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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

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.
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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EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer