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Acrylates/ Acrylamide Copolymer

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2-PROPENOIC ACID, POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE, 2PROPENOIC ACID, POLYMER WITH 2PROPENAMIDE, ACRYLAMIDE-ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ACRYLAMIDE-ACRYLATE POLYMER, ACRYLAMIDE-ACRYLIC ACID POLYMER, ACRYLAMIDE-ACRYLIC ACID RESIN, ACRYLAMIDES225ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ACRYLATE/ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/ ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, ACRYLIC ACID-ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, POLY(ACRYLAMIDE -ACRYLIC ACID), and POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE 2-PROPENOIC ACID

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Acrylates/Acrylamide Copolymer is a copolymer of acrylamide and one or more monomers ofacrylic acid, methacrylic acid or one of their simple esters.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer3 products
hand cream3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
hair styling aide1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
body firming lotion1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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 bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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