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TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESIN


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Chemical release concerns; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

About TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESIN: Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin is a polymer derived from toluenesulfonamide andformaldehyde.

Function(s): Film Former; Plasticizer; Suspending Agent - Nonsurfactant; FILM FORMING; PLASTICISER

Synoym(s): TOSYLAMIDE/FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, 4-METHYL- POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE BENZENESULFONAMIDE; BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 4-METHYL-, POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE; BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 4METHYL, POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE; POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 4-METHYL-; TOLUENESULFONAMIDE/FORMALDEHYDE RESIN; TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceTosti A, Guerra L, et al
One or more human case studies show significant or allergenic effectsde Wit FS, de Groot AC
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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
11 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Chemical release concerns

Chemical Score
FORMALDEHYDE
Data: Fair

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
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). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Tosti A, Guerra L, et al. 1993. Contact Sensitization Caused By Toluene Sulfonamide-Formaldehyde Resin in Women Who Use Nail Cosmetics. Dermatitis. 4(3), September 1993.
de Wit FS, de Groot AC. 1988. An outbreak of contact dermatitis from toluenesulfonamide formaldehyde resin in a nail hardener. Contact Dermatitis. 18(5):280–3

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