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Behentrimonium Chloride

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

1-DOCOSANAMINIUM, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-, CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CHLORIDE 1-DOCOSANAMINIUM, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-, DOCOSYLTRIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL- CHLORIDE 1-DOCOSANAMINIUM, and N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-1-DOCOSANAMINIUM CHLORIDE

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Behentrimonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt used as a preservative.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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styling gel/lotion20 products
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beard care6 products
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facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
beard cleanser3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
hair spray3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
around-eye cream2 products
toners/astringents2 products
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body wash/cleanser1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
CC cream1 products
mascara1 products
after sun product1 products
hand cream1 products
facial cleanser1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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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