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GLYCOL MONTANATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About GLYCOL MONTANATE: Glycol Montanate is an ester of ethylene glycol and Montan Acid Wax (q.v.).

Function(s): Emulsion Stabilizer; Opacifying Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; EMULSIFYING; SKIN CONDITIONING

Synonym(s): 2-HYDROXYETHYL ESTER OCTACOSANOIC ACID; 2-HYDROXYETHYL OCTACOSANOATE; ETHYLENE ESTERS FATTY ACIDS, MONTAN-WAX; ETHYLENE ESTERS MONTAN-WAX FATTY ACIDS; ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMONTANATE; ETHYLENE GLYCOL, MONOOCTACOSANOATE; FATTY ACIDS, MONTAN-WAX, ETHYLENE ESTERS; MONOOCTACOSANOATE ETHYLENE GLYCOL; MONTAN-WAX ETHYLENE ESTERS FATTY ACIDS; MONTAN-WAX FATTY ACIDS, ETHYLENE ESTERS; OCTACOSANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXYETHYL ESTER

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

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.

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