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AMPHOTERIC SURFACTANTS

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
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of respiratory effects; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; damage to vision
This unspecific ingredient, Amphoteric surfactants, can be found in 7 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
Asthmagen (sensitizing)
 
some
 
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC): AOEC Exposure Code List (2020 Update)
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
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
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
May damage fertility.
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
Suspected of damaging the unborn child.
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
Asthmagen (sensitizing)
 
some
 
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC): AOEC Exposure Code List (2020 Update)
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
may cause respiratory irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Amphoteric surfactants
Impurity: ETHANOL, 2-((2-AMINOETHYL)AMINO)-
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
 
 
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