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Data: Fair

Acetyl Glucosamine

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SYNONYMS

● 2-ACETAMIDO-2-DEOXY-D-GLUCOSE; N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE
● ACETAMIDO-2-DEOXY- ALPHA-D- GLUCOPYRANOSE
● ACETAMIDO-2-DEOXYGLUCOSE
● ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE
● ALPHA-D- GLUCOPYRANOSE, ACETAMIDO-2-DEOXY-
● D-GLUCOSE,2-(ACETYLAMINO)-2-DEOXY-
● DGLUCOSE, 2(ACETYLAMINO)2DEOXY
● GLUCOPYRANOSE, ACETAMIDO-2-DEOXY-, ALPHA-D-
● N-ACETYL-A -D-GLUCOSAMINE
● N-ACETYL-BETA-D-GLUCOSAMINE
● N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE

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


Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation118 products
facial moisturizer/treatment24 products
20 products
serums & essences20 products
around-eye cream11 products
concealer6 products
mask6 products
daily use with SPF5 products
makeup primer4 products
facial cleanser3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
toners/astringents3 products
moisturizer3 products
anti-aging2 products
body firming lotion2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
lipstick1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5887 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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