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Data: Fair

Aminomethyl Propanol

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

1-PROPANOL, 2-AMINO-2-METHYL-, 1PROPANOL, 2AMINO2METHYL, 2-AMINO-2-METHYL- 1-PROPANOL, 2-AMINO-2-METHYL-1-PROPANOL, 2-AMINO-2-METHYLPROPANOL, 2-AMINOISOBUTANOL, 2-HYDROXYMETHYL-2-PROPYLAMINE, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, and ISOBUTANOLAMINE

This ingredient is a small molecular weight buffering agent.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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hand sanitizer156 products
hair spray129 products
mascara101 products
hair styling aide87 products
styling gel/lotion75 products
moisturizer62 products
facial moisturizer/treatment38 products
daily use with SPF37 products
hair color and bleaching34 products
serums & essences34 products
hair treatment/serum29 products
conditioner26 products
eye liner22 products
mask20 products
shampoo18 products
styling mousse/foam17 products
eye shadow14 products
brow liner13 products
beard care13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
hand cream10 products
facial cleanser9 products
around-eye cream7 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
makeup primer5 products
5 products
anti-aging5 products
glitter5 products
body firming lotion4 products
toners/astringents4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
beard oil3 products
makeup remover2 products
after sun product2 products
beard cleanser2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
after shave2 products
nail polish2 products
body spray2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
eyelash glue2 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
foot cleansing1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
concealer1 products
BB cream1 products
CC cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
detangler1 products
shaving cream1 products

Contamination concerns

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Use restrictions

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • 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/ .
  • 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.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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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