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QUATERNIUM-18 BENTONITE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation; Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

About QUATERNIUM-18 BENTONITE: Quaternium-18 Bentonite is a reaction product of Bentonite (q.v.) and Quaternium-18 (q.v.).

Function(s): Suspending Agent - Nonsurfactant; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synoym(s): CHLORIDES REACTION QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS (HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL) DIMETHYL; DIMETHYLDISTEARYL AMMONIUM BENTONITE; PRODUCTS WITH BENTONITE; QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS (HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL) DIMETHYL, CHLORIDES, REACTION; QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS (HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL) DIMETHYL, SALTS WITH BENTONITE; REACTION QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS (HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL) DIMETHYL, CHLORIDES; BIS (HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL) DIMETHYLAMMONIUM BENTONITE; CLAYAMINE #4; CLAYAMINE ARO; CLAYAMINE EP; CLAYAMINE EPA

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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