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POTASSIUM LAURETH PHOSPHATE

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

About POTASSIUM LAURETH PHOSPHATE: Potassium Laureth Phosphate is a potassium salt of a mixture of phosphate esters ofethoxylated lauryl alcohol with an average ethoxylation value between 1 and 3.

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent; Surfactant - Foam Booster;Surfactant - Solubilizing Agent

Synoym(s): (C10-C16) ALKYL ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE PHOSPHORIC ACID POTASSIUM SALT; POLY (OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL) , .ALPHA.-HYDRO-.OMEGA.-HYDROXY-, MONO-C10-16-ALKYL ETHERS, PHOSPHATES, POTASSIUM SALTS; POTASSIUM POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL LAURYL ETHER PHOSPHATE; POTASSIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE LAURYL ETHER PHOSPHATE

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
ETHYLENE OXIDE
Data: Fair
1,4-DIOXANE
Data: Fair

Data Sources

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].
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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