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GLYCERYL LINOLEATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology

About GLYCERYL LINOLEATE: Glyceryl Linoleate is a monoester of glycerin and linoleic acid.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent

Synoym(s): 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL (9Z,12Z) -OCTADECA-9,12-DIENOATE; 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL 9,12-OCTADECADIENOATE; 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID; 9,12- OCTADECADIENOIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL; 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID (Z,Z) -, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL; 9,12-OCTADECADIENOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYPROPYL ESTER; GLYCERIN MONOLINOLEATE; GLYCEROL MONOLINOLEATE; GLYCERYL LINOLEATE GLYCERYL LINOLEATE; GLYCERYL MONOLINOLEATE; LINOLEIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH 1,2,3-PROPANETRIOL

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Human irritant - strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne))Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
32 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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). 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