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MONOETHANOLAMINE CITRATE

 

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient.

This substance ranges from C to F depending on concentration/usage.

Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
High Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of skin irritation/allergies/damage; respiratory effects; nervous system effects
monoethanolamine citrate can be found in 35 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
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
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Asthmagen (sensitizing)
 
moderate
 
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC): AOEC Exposure Code List (2020 Update)
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Harmful in contact with skin
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Harmful if inhaled
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high chronic toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Causes central nervous system depression
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
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
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
skin irritation
 
some
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
NTP Toxcast scored 1.5-2.5
 
some
 
National Toxicology Program (NTP): EWG Toxcast Analysis
Component: CITRIC ACID
NTP Toxcast scored 1.5-2.5
 
some
 
National Toxicology Program (NTP): EWG Toxcast Analysis
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: CITRIC ACID
The international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found Citric Acid to have a low acute toxicity from study data available.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2001. Citric acid - CAS No. 77-92-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for 11th SIAM.
Component: CITRIC ACID
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA)
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
EPA testing shows this substance has low acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Fathead Minnow Acute Toxicity Database
Component: CITRIC ACID
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has low chronic toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: CITRIC ACID
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: ETHANOLAMINE
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is anaerobically degradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: CITRIC ACID
EPA's review of industry submitted toxicity data and the potential for human exposure concludes that this substance poses a low risk for human health.
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Hazard-Based Prioritizations - Risks
Component: CITRIC ACID
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: CITRIC ACID
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is anaerobically degradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Component: CITRIC ACID
The international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development does not suspect Citric Acid of being a carcinogen.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2001. Citric acid - CAS No. 77-92-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for 11th SIAM.
Component: CITRIC ACID
The international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development does not suspect Citric Acid of being a reprotoxic or teratogenic agent.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2001. Citric acid - CAS No. 77-92-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for 11th SIAM.
Component: CITRIC ACID
The international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development does not suspect Citric Acid of being mutagenic based on both in vitro and in vivo studies.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2001. Citric acid - CAS No. 77-92-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for 11th SIAM.
Component: CITRIC ACID
According to the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Citric Acid is not judged to be a substance that presents a hazard to the environment.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2001. Citric acid - CAS No. 77-92-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for 11th SIAM.
 
 
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