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Ammonium Nonoxynol 4 Sulfate

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Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

AMMONIUM NONOXYNOL-4 SULFATE, AMMONIUM NONOXYNOL-4-SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT PEG-4 NONYL PHENYL ETHER SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 200 NONYL PHENYL ETHER SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT POLYOXYETHYLENE (4) NONYL PHENYL ETHER SULFATE, P-NONYLPHENOL, ETHOXYLATE, SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT, PEG-4 NONYL PHENYL ETHER SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT, POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), .ALPHA.-SULFO-.OMEGA.-(4-NONYLPHENOXY)-, AMMONIUM SALT, POLY(OXY1,2ETHANEDIYL), αSULFOω(4NONYLPHENOXY), AMMONIUM SALT, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 200 NONYL PHENYL ETHER SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (4) NONYL PHENYL ETHER SULFATE, AMMONIUM SALT

Ammonium Nonoxynol-4 Sulfate is an ammonium salt of sulfated Nonoxynol-4 (q.v.).

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Contamination concerns

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Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeOSPAR PBTs - Substances of Possible Concern
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
562 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • OSPAR (Oslo-Paris). 2002. OSPAR List of Substances of Possible Concern. Secondary OSPAR List of Substances of Possible Concern. Secondary OSPAR. Place Published, OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environement of North-East Atlanic.
  • 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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