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SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 

About SOYTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE: Soytrimonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt.

Function(s): Antistatic Agent; Hair Conditioning Agent; EMULSIFYING; PRESERVATIVE; SURFACTANT

Synonym(s): CHLORIDES QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, TRIMETHYLSOY ALKYL; N- (SOY ALKYL) -N,N,N-TRIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE; QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, TRIMETHYLSOY ALKYL, CHLORIDES; QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, TRIMETHYLSOYA ALKYL, CHLORIDES; QUATERNIUM-9; SOY TRIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE; SOYATRIMONIUM CHLORIDE; TRIMETHYLSOY ALKYL CHLORIDES QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS; ADOGEN 415; ARQUAD S; N- (SOYA ALKYL) -N,N,N-TRIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceAOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of skin irritation

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Unknown safety for non-permanent hair dyes (only for hair dye)Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

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 Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2012. Asthmagen compilation - AEOC exposures codes.
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.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). 2012. Opinion on Soytrimonium chloride, SCCS/1464/12. March 2012.

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