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Data: Fair

Aluminum Chlorohydrate

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)

SYNONYMS

ALUMINIUM HYDROXYCHLORIDE, ALUMINUM CHLORHYDRATE, ALUMINUM CHLORHYDRATE 50% SOLUTION, ALUMINUM CHLORHYDROXIDE, ALUMINUM CHLORIDE HYDROXIDE, ALUMINUM CHLORIDE HYDROXIDE (AL2CL(OH)5), ALUMINUM CHLORIDE, BASIC, ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE, ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDROL, ALUMINUM HYDROXYCHLORIDE, ALUMINUM OXYCHLORIDE, BASIC ALUMINUM CHLORIDE, and DIALUMINIUM CHLORIDE PENTAHYDROXIDE

Restricted

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


Aluminum Chlorohydrate is a complex inorganic salt that consists of complex basic aluminumchloride described empirically as: This complex is polymeric, loosely hydrated and encompasses a range of aluminum to chlorideratios from 2.1 down to but not including 1.9 to 1. In the United States, Aluminum Chlorohydrate may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. When us ed as an active drug ingredient, the established name is Aluminum Chlorohydrate.

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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antiperspirant/deodorant70 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)20 products
moisturizer2 products
2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
makeup primer1 products
shampoo1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
body spray1 products
hand cream1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of any toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Cancer - limited evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show tumor formation at high dosesOpen scientific literature
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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