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ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE

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Data: Limited

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation47 products
fragrance for women47 products
conditioner32 products
shampoo29 products
lipstick28 products
moisturizer26 products
fragrance for men20 products
body wash/cleanser17 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
hair treatment/serum15 products
hair styling aide13 products
bath oil/salts/soak12 products
hair spray11 products
serums & essences11 products
body spray10 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant9 products
mask8 products
hand cream8 products
body firming lotion7 products
facial cleanser7 products
lip balm6 products
bronzer/highlighter6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)6 products
bar soap6 products
moisturizer with SPF5 products
detangler5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
makeup primer4 products
CC cream4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
blush2 products
makeup remover2 products
Facial Sun Care2 products
sunless tanning2 products
toners/astringents2 products
after shave1 products
baby soap1 products
shaving cream1 products
around-eye cream1 products
baby shampoo1 products
body oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
beard care1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
Human [[system]] toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2018. Safer Chemical Ingredients List (2018-02-28). Appears as: CAS: 7779-30-8; List Name: alpha-Methyl ionone; TSCA Chemical Name: 1-Penten-3-one, 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: ; 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one; Meth Ionone-Alpha Extra / Beta; Reaction mass of 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one and 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one; Reaction mass of 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl;

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
16 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data Sources

  • Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
  • SCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2018. Safer Chemical Ingredients List (2018-02-28). Appears as: CAS: 7779-30-8; List Name: alpha-Methyl ionone; TSCA Chemical Name: 1-Penten-3-one, 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: ; 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one; Meth Ionone-Alpha Extra / Beta; Reaction mass of 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one and 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one; Reaction mass of 1-(2,6,6-trimethyl;
  • 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.
  • 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/ .

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