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2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
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reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
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Possible impurity in: ACRYLATES COPOLYMER (2,436 products), STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER (1,258 products), ACRYLATES/ STEARETH-20 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER (234 products), ETHYLENE/ ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER (204 products), AMMONIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER (155 products), ETHYLENE/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER (131 products), STEARETH-10 ALLYL ETHER/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER (108 products), AMMONIUM POLYACRYLATE (73 products), ACRYLATES/ AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER (37 products), ACRYLATES/ HYDROXYESTERS ACRYLATES COPOLYMER (34 products), see all ingredients | products

Synoym(s): 2PROPENOIC ACID, 2ETHYLHEXYL ESTER; 1-HEXANOL, 2-ETHYL-, ACRYLATE; 2-ETHYLHEXYL 2-PROPENOATE; 2-ETHYLHEXYLESTER KYSELINY AKRYLOVE (CZECH) ; 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ESTER (9CI) ; OCTYL ACRYLATE

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Known human lung and skin toxicant (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne); products for use on skin)European Union - Classification & Labelling
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityEuropean Economic Community

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies (only for products for use on skin)European Union - Classification & Labelling
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesEuropean Economic Community
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as irritantEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling
Limited evidence of skin irritationNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Cancer

Concern Reference
Cancer - not classifiable/not likely to be human carcinogenInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
European Economic Community. Sensitizing Substances in the EEC List of Dangerous Substances. Annex I to Council Directive 67/548/EEC. http://www.kemi.se/default_eng.cfm?page=klass_mark/klasshem_eng.htm, A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases. Browse Haz-Map by Adverse Effects http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/hazmapadv.html
European Economic Community. Sensitizing Substances in the EEC List of Dangerous Substances. Annex I to Council Directive 67/548/EEC. http://www.kemi.se/default_eng.cfm?page=klass_mark/klasshem_eng.htm, A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases. Browse Haz-Map by Adverse Effects http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/hazmapadv.html, Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordic Allergy Project). Kriteriedokumenter fra nordisk allergiprojekt - vurdering af 50 kemiske stoffers evne til at forarsage allergi, en litteraturgennemgang. Nord 1991:51. Copenhagen, 1991., Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate. Labelling of chemical products, Swedish regulations and general advice with regard to the classification and labelling of chemical products hazardous to health, flammables and explosives. List of Allergenic Substances. National Chemicals Inspectorate, Solna, Sweden. 1987, 1990-1992.
IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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