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ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

 
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.
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN can be found in 17 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects
 
low
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
No genotoxicity observed in animal or in vitro tests.
 
low
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Low acute oral toxicity in rats
 
low
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Low acute dermal toxicity in rats.
 
low
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
No skin sensitization observed in human or animal tests.
 
low
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Classified as a mild skin irritant based on animal tests.
 
some
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Respiratory irritation observed in animal testing.
 
some
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Liver effects observed at low doses in repeat-dose studies in rats.
 
some
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Contact dermatitis reported in human case reports.
 
some
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Contact dermatitis reported in a human case report.
 
some
 
Carlotta Harries, Stefan Mühlenbein, Johannes Geier & Wolfgang Pfützner. 2016. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by ethylhexylglycerin in both an ointment and a skin aerosol. Contact dermatitis 74(3), 181-2.
Dermal sensitization has been reported in several human studies.
 
some
 
Olivier Aerts, Lien Verhulst & An Goossens. 2016. Ethylhexylglycerin: a low-risk, but highly relevant, sensitizer in 'hypo-allergenic' cosmetics. Contact dermatitis 74(5), 281-8.
Moderate acute inhalation toxicity in rats.
 
some
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Severe eye damage observed in animal testing.
 
some
 
CIR Assessments - Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR)
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
 
 
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