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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 SPF85 products
beach & sport sunscreen68 products
facial moisturizer/treatment65 products
moisturizer30 products
antiperspirant/deodorant30 products
lipstick28 products
serums & essences26 products
around-eye cream20 products
BB cream17 products
concealer16 products
conditioner15 products
eye liner10 products
mask10 products
facial cleanser8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)8 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
mascara7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
anti-aging5 products
body firming lotion4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
baby lotion3 products
makeup primer3 products
oil controller3 products
hair styling aide3 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
CC cream2 products
hand cream2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
sunless tanning2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
shaving cream2 products
shampoo1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
detangler1 products
after shave1 products
lip balm1 products
other eye makeup1 products
vapor rubs1 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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