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COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE: Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine is an amidoamine.

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Function(s): Antistatic Agent; EMULSIFYING; HAIR CONDITIONING; SURFACTANT

Synoym(s): AMIDES, COCO, N- [3- (DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] -; AMIDES, COCO, N [3 (DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] ; AMIDES, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, N- [3-DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] -; AMIDOAMINE; COCO N- [3- (DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] - AMIDES; N- [3- (DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] - AMIDES, COCO; N- [3- (DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] COCO AMIDES; N- [3-DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] - AMIDES, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL; SUNFLOWER SEED OIL N- [3-DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL] - AMIDES

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Possible human toxicant or allergenCosmetics Ingredient Review (CIR)
One or more human case studies show significant sensitization or allergenic effectsFowler JF, Fowler LM, Hunter JE

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

Cosmetics Ingredient Review (CIR). 2010. Draft Final Amended Report on Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Related Amidopropyl Betaines. Pink Book 4, August 30-31, 2010.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
Fowler JF, Fowler LM, Hunter JE. Allergy to cocamidopropyl betaine may be due to amidoamine: A patch test and product use test study. Contact Dermatitis 1997;37:276-281.
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