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PROPYLENE GLYCOL ISOCETETH-3 ACETATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

About PROPYLENE GLYCOL ISOCETETH-3 ACETATE: Propylene Glycol Isoceteth-3 Acetate is an acetic acid ester of an ether of a propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol derivative of isocetyl alcohol.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; SKIN CONDITIONING

Synonym(s): PROPYLENE GLYCOL POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (3) ISOCETYL ETHER ACETATE

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Contamination concerns

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

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

About the ratings

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