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DIETHYLOXYESTER DIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE (DEEDMAC)

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
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Moderate Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of respiratory effects; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; acute aquatic toxicity
This unspecific ingredient, Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC), can be found in 21 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
A structurally similar compound is know to be an asthmagen (sensitizing).
 
moderate
 
2020. Environmental Working Group. 2020. Quaternary ammonium compounds structural similarities.
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
A peer-reviewed publication reports some quaternary ammonium compounds cause reproductive toxicity in animals.
 
some
 
Vanessa E. Melin, Travis E. Melin, Brian J. Dessify, Christina T. Nguyen, Caroline S. Shea & Terry C. Hrubec. 2015. Quaternary Ammonium Disinfectants Cause Subfertility in Mice by Targeting both Male and Female Reproductive Processes. Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.).
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
A peer-reviewed publication reports some quaternary ammonium compounds cause reproductive toxicity in animals.
 
some
 
Vanessa E. Melin, Haritha Potineni, Patricia Hunt, Jodi Griswold, Bill Siems, Stephen R. Werre & Terry C. Hrubec. 2014. Exposure to common quaternary ammonium disinfectants decreases fertility in mice. Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.) 50, 163-70.
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
causes serious eye irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
This chemical has been verified to be of low concern in cleaning products based on experimental and modeled data as assessed by the EPA.
 
low
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Safer Chemical Ingredients List (2018-02-28)
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Diethyloxyester dimethyl ammonium chloride (DEEDMAC)
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is anaerobically degradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
 
 
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