Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About LAURETH-7: Laureth-7 is a polyethylene glycol-based surfactant; may contain potentially toxic impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.
Function(s): Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent
Synonym(s): 3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRITRIACONTAN-1-OL; 3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRITRIACONTANOL; HEPTAETHYLENEGLYCOL DODECYLETHER; HYPTAETHYLENE GLYCOL DODECYL ETHER; LAURYL ALCOHOL HEXA (OXYETHYLENE) ETHANOL; PEG-7 LAURYL ETHER; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (7) LAURYL ETHER; POLYOXYETHYLENE (7) LAURYL ETHER
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|ATSDR. 2007. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Public Health Statement for 1,4 Dioxane Available: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/phs187.html [accessed April 16 2008].|
|CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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