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CETETH-23

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About CETETH-23: Ceteth-23 is a polyethylene glycol ether of cetyl alcohol.

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; Surfactant - Solubilizing Agent

Synonym(s): POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (23) CETYL ETHER; POLYOXYETHYLENE (23) CETYL ETHER

Data gaps

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

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
ETHYLENE OXIDE
Data: Fair
1,4-DIOXANE
Data: Fair

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

About the ratings

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