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SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; damage to DNA; cancer
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE can be found in 13 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that alkyl sulfates and sulfonates and alpha-olefin sulfonates are not mutagenic.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that alkyl sulfates and sulfonates and alpha-olefin sulfonates are not carcinogenic.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that sodium lauryl sulfate has low toxicity to male reproduction.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that alkyl sulfates and sulfonates and alpha-olefin sulfonates are not developmental toxicants.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that alkyl sulfates and sulfonates and alpha-olefin sulfonates are readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that alpha-olefin sulfonates are not toxic to reproduction.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that C12-18 alkyl sulfates have acute oral LD50s of greater than 2000 mg/kg body weight.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that alkyl sulfates and sulfonates and alpha-olefin sulfonates are not skin sensitizers.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that alkyl sulfonates have moderate acute aquatic toxicity to Daphnia.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that C12-16 alkyl sulfates can irritate skin at concentrations above 5 percent.
 
some
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that C14-16 alpha-olefin sulfonate has an acute oral LD50 of 578 mg/kg body weight.
 
some
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development noted repeated dermal exposure to at least 10 percent of C12-15 alkyl sulfates can cause dermal hyperplasia in mice.
 
some
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development concluded that C14-16 alpha-olefin sulfonates has moderate aquatic toxicity to fish
 
some
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has very high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium decyl sulfate has an acute oral LD50 of 290 mg/kg body weight.
 
moderate
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2007. Alkyl Sulfates, Alkane Sulfonates, Alpha-Olefin Sulfonates. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 25 October 16-19, 2007.

Impurities

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Impurity: GAMMA SULTONE
The CIR identified gamma sultones as sensitizers.
 
some
 
2013. Re-Review of Sodium α-Olefin Sulfonates as Used in Cosmetics.
 
 
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