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SODIUM OCTOXYNOL-2 ETHANE SULFONATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About SODIUM OCTOXYNOL-2 ETHANE SULFONATE: Ethoxylated alkylphenols in which the size of the molecule is related to the number of moles of ethylene oxide used in synthesis.

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; EMULSIFYING

Synoym(s): 2- [2- [2- (OCTYLPHENOXY) ETHOXY] ETHOXY] ETHANESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT; 2- [2- [2- [4- (1,1,3,3-TETRAMETHYLBUTYL) PHENOXY] ETHOXY] ETHOXY] ETHANESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT; ENTSUFON; ETHANESULFONIC ACID, 2 [2 [2 [4 (1,1,3,3TETRAMETHYLBUTYL) PHENOXY] ETHOXY] ETHOXY] , SODIUM SALT; SODIUM 2- [2- [2- [4- (1,1,3,3-TETRAMETHYLBUTYL) PHENOXY] ETHOXY] ETHOXY] ETHANESULPHONATE; SODIUM OCTOXYNOL-3 SULFONATE; SODIUM OCTYLPHENOXY DIETHOXYETHYL SULFONATE; SODIUM SALT 2- [2- [2- (OCTYLPHENOXY) ETHOXY] ETHOXY] ETHANESULFONIC ACID

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Human irritant - strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne))Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
ETHYLENE OXIDE
Data: Fair
1,4-DIOXANE
Data: Fair
C9 PHENOLS
Data: None

Data Sources

CIR
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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