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BEHENYL ALCOHOL

Score:

Data: Limited

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  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer with SPF94 products
facial moisturizer/treatment82 products
beach & sport sunscreen80 products
moisturizer38 products
antiperspirant/deodorant36 products
lipstick29 products
serums & essences26 products
around-eye cream24 products
conditioner23 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)19 products
BB cream18 products
mask17 products
concealer16 products
baby sunscreen12 products
eye liner10 products
facial cleanser10 products
body firming lotion9 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
mascara7 products
anti-aging6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
sunless tanning3 products
hair styling aide3 products
oil controller3 products
hand cream3 products
shaving cream2 products
CC cream2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
makeup primer2 products
after shave2 products
shampoo2 products
baby lotion2 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
vapor rubs1 products
foundation1 products
other eye makeup1 products
detangler1 products
lip balm1 products
toners/astringents1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
REACH registration: may cause respiratory irritation.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2020. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: BEHENYL ALCOHOL; cas_numbers: 661-19-8

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
REACH registration: this substance is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin, and may cause drowsiness or dizziness. European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2020. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: BEHENYL ALCOHOL; cas_numbers: 661-19-8
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Contact dermatitis to behenyl alcohol observed in a human case report.Katrien Vanden Broecke, Erik Zimerson, Magnus Bruze & An Goossens 2014. Severe allergic contact dermatitis caused by a rubber glove coated with a moisturizer. Contact dermatitis 71(2), 117-9.

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productJACT 7(3):359-413, 1988 confirmed 12/05
58 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyJACT 7(3):359-413, 1988 confirmed 12/05

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

Data Sources

  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2020. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: BEHENYL ALCOHOL; cas_numbers: 661-19-8
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Katrien Vanden Broecke, Erik Zimerson, Magnus Bruze & An Goossens 2014. Severe allergic contact dermatitis caused by a rubber glove coated with a moisturizer. Contact dermatitis 71(2), 117-9.
  • JACT 7(3):359-413, 1988 confirmed 12/05
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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