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HOMOSALATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption

About HOMOSALATE: Homosalate is a common sunscreen ingredient. Research indicates it is a weak hormone disruptor, and sunlight breaks down the chemical into harmful byproducts.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Sunscreen Agent; Ultraviolet Light Absorber; SKIN CONDITIONING; UV ABSORBER; UV FILTER

Synonym(s): 3,3,5-TRIMETHYL- SALICYLATE CYCLOHEXANOL; 3,3,5-TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXYL 2-HYDROXYBENZOATE; 3,3,5-TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXYL SALICYLATE; CASWELL NO. 482B; CCRIS 4885; COPPERTONE; CYCLOHEXANOL, 3,3,5-TRIMETHYL-, SALICYLATE; EINECS 204-260-8; EPA PESTICIDE CHEMICAL CODE 076603; FILTERSOL ''A''; HELIOPAN

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in cosmetics (concentration limit)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Endocrine disruption

Concern Reference
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruption{Ma

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
SALICYLIC ACID
Data: Fair
TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL
Data: Limited

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerPont AR, Charron AR, Brand RM

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
EU (European Union)- Strategy for Endocrine Disrupters 2007. Commision on endocrin disruption requested by the European Parliament in 1998.
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/ .
Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Pont AR, Charron AR, Brand RM. 2004. Active ingredients in sunscreens act as topical penetration enhancers for the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 195(3): 348-354.
{Ma. 2003}

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