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SODIUM LAURETH-4 PHOSPHATE

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

About SODIUM LAURETH-4 PHOSPHATE: Sodium Laureth-4 Phosphate is a sodium salt of a complex mixture of phosphate esters ofLaureth-4 (q.v.).

Function(s): Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent

Synonym(s): PARTIALLY NEUTRALIZED SODIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE LAURYL ETHER PHOSPHATE; SODIUM POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 200 LAURYL ETHER PHOSPHATE; SODIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE (4) LAURYL ETHER PHOSPHATE; SODIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE LAURYL ETHER PHOSPHATE

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Contamination concerns

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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 Sources

ATSDR. 2007. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Public Health Statement for 1,4 Dioxane Available: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/phs187.html [accessed April 16 2008].
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