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TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps

About TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE: TEA-Lauryl Sulfate is a triethanolamine salt of lauryl sulfuric acid.

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; EMULSIFYING; FOAMING

Synonym(s): TEA-LAURYL SULFATE, SULFURIC ACID, MONODECYL ESTER COMPD. WITH 2,2',2"-NITRILOTIS [ETHANOL] (1:1) ; SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, COMPD. WITH 2,2 ,2 NITRILOTRIS [ETHANOL] (1:1) ; SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, COMPD. WITH 2,2',2"-NITRILOTRIS [ETHANOL] ; TRIETHANOLAMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE; TRIS (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMMONIUM DODECYLSULPHATE; AKYPOSAL TLS; CYCLORYL TAWF; CYCLORYL WAT; DRENE; ELFAN 4240 T; EMAL T

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - CosIng
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
NITROSAMINES
Data: Fair

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
13 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.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
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