Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
SYNONYMS1-DODECANOL, 1-HYDROXYDODECANE, DIDECYL ALCOHOL, DODECAN-1-OL, and LAURYL ALCOHOL
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Lauryl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|baby soap||4 products|
|hair color and bleaching||4 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|shaving cream||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|baby shampoo||2 products|
|lip balm||2 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|536 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
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