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LAURYL PYRROLIDONE


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

About LAURYL PYRROLIDONE: Lauryl Pyrrolidone is a substituted heterocyclic organic compound.

Function(s): Hair Conditioning Agent; Surfactant - Cleansing Agent

Synonym(s): 1-DODECYL- 2-PYRROLIDINONE; 1-DODECYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE; 2-PYRROLIDINONE, 1-DODECYL-; 1-DODECYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE; 1-LAURYL-2-PYRROLIDONE; N-DODECYLPYRROLIDINONE

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies (only for products for use on skin)European Union - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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

Miscellaneous

Concern Reference
Occupational hazards related to handlingEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

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.
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
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