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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
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About ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN: Ethylhexylglycerin is a glyceryl ether used as a weak preservative and skin conditioning agent.

Function(s): Deodorant Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; SKIN CONDITIONING

Synonym(s): 1,2-PROPANEDIOL, 3- ( (2-ETHYLHEXYL) OXY) -; 3- ( (2-ETHYLHEXYL) OXY) - 1,2-PROPANEDIOL; ETHYLHEXYGLYCERIN; OCTOXYGLYCERIN

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of eye toxicity (only for products for use around the eyes)European Union - Classification & Labelling

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as irritantEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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

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.
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