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POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

About POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE: Polyethylene terephthalate is a synthetic plastic polymer used as a film-forming agent.

Function(s): Adhesive; Film Former; Hair Fixative; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Nonaqueous; FILM FORMING

Synonym(s): ETHYLENE GLYCOL-TEREPHTHALIC ACID POLYMER; ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE OLIGOMER; POLY (ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE) GLYCOL; POLY (OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYLOXYCARBONYL-1,4-PHENYLENECARBONYL) ; POLY (OXY1,2ETHANEDIYLOXYCARBONYL1,4PHENYLENECARBONYL) ; AMILAR; ARNITE A; ARNITE A 200; ARNITE A-049000; ARNITE FP 800; ARNITE G; ARNITE G 600

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
1,783 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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