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LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Moderate Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of chronic aquatic toxicity; skin irritation/allergies/damage; general systemic/organ effects
This unspecific ingredient, LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES, can be found in 151 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high chronic toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
Toxic in contact with skin
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
 
 
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