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ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE: A PABA-derivative not approved as an active ingredient in the U.S., but used in rare cases to boost efficacy of some products. Few studies on toxicological properties; evidence indicates it releases f ... read more

Function(s): Ultraviolet Light Absorber; UV ABSORBER; UV FILTER

Synonym(s): 2,4,6-TRIANILINO- (P-CARBO-2'-ETHYLHEXYL-1'-OXY) -1,3,5-TRIAZINE; BENZOIC ACID, 4,4',4"- (1,3,5-TRIAZINE-2,4,6-TRIYLTRIIMINO) TRIS-, TRIS (2-ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER; EHT; OCTYL TRIAZONE

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
One or more human case studies show possible Photoallergic contact dermatitis or allergenic effectsSommer S, Wilkinson SM, English JS, Ferguson J

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Data Sources

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.
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.
Sommer S, Wilkinson SM, English JS, Ferguson J. 2002. Photoallergic contact dermatitis from the sunscreen octyl triazone. Contact dermatitis 46(5): 304-305.

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