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UNDECYLENIC ACID


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About UNDECYLENIC ACID: Undecylenic Acid.

Function(s): Antifungal Agent; Cosmetic Biocide; Fragrance Ingredient; Surfactant - Cleansing Agent;Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent; PRESERVATIVE

Synonym(s): 10-UNDECENOIC ACID; 10UNDECENOIC ACID; UNDEC-10-ENOIC ACID; UNDECENOIC ACID; 10-HENDECENOIC; 10-HENEDECENOIC ACID; 10-UNDECYLENIC ACID; 9-UNDECYLENIC ACID; DECLID; DESENEX; DESENEX SOLUTION

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Data gaps

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

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/ .
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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