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PPG-2 METHYL ETHER


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About PPG-2 METHYL ETHER: PPG-2 Methyl Ether is a polypropylene glycol ether of methyl alcohol.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Solvent

Synonym(s): (2-METHOXYMETHYLETHOXY) - PROPANOL; (2-METHOXYMETHYLETHOXY) PROPANOL; 1- (2-METHOXYPROPOXY) - 2-PROPANOL; 1- (2-METHOXYPROPOXY) -2-PROPANOL; DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER; METHOXY DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL; POLYOXYPROPYLENE (2) METHYL ETHER; POLYPROPYLENE GLYCOL (2) ME THYL ETHER; PROPANOL, (2-METHOXYMETHYLETHOXY) -; PROPANOL, 1 (OR 2) (2METHOXYMETHYLETHOXY) ; 1,4-DIMETHYL-3,6-DIOXA-1-HEPTANOL

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of kidney toxicityNational Library of Medicine HazMap
One or more animal studies show effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide Ingredients
reproductive - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
23 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Neurotoxicity

Concern Reference
nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1987 & 2005. Office of Pesticide Programs. Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients in Pesticide Products - Categorized List of Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients.
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). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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