- †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.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMSALUMINIUM 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
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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Cancer - limited evidence||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show tumor formation at high doses||Open scientific literature|
|Not likely to be carcinogenic in humans||Open scientific literature|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|200 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment 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.
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