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SODIUM COCOYL SARCOSINATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology

About SODIUM COCOYL SARCOSINATE: Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate is a sodium salt of Cocoyl Sarcosine (q.v.).

Function(s): Hair Conditioning Agent; Surfactant - Cleansing Agent

Synoym(s): AMIDES, COCONUT OIL, WITH SARCOSINE, SODIUM SALTS; GLYCINE, NMETHYL, NCOCO ACYL DERIVS., SODIUM SALTS; SODIUM N-COCOYL SARCOSINATE; SODIUM SALTS AMIDES, COCONUT OIL, WITH SARCOSINE; WITH SARCOSINE SODIUM SALTS AMIDES, COCONUT OIL

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Safety unknown for products that may be inhaled (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
NITROSAMINES
Data: Fair

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.

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