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HYDROXYACETOPHENONE

 

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.

Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: No information available on this substance.
HYDROXYACETOPHENONE can be found in 1 product.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
may cause respiratory irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
causes serious eye irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Contact dermatitis reported in a human case report.
 
some
 
Tatiana Sanz-Sánchez, Ricardo Valverde Garrido, Paola Maldonado Cid & Rosa M. Díaz-Díaz. 2018. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by hydroxyacetophenone in a face cream. Contact dermatitis 78(2), 174-175.
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)
 
 
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