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BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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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foundation452 products
serums & essences256 products
moisturizer with SPF238 products
mask210 products
concealer191 products
facial moisturizer/treatment156 products
lipstick131 products
beach & sport sunscreen63 products
mascara63 products
facial cleanser51 products
moisturizer43 products
eye liner42 products
brow liner41 products
makeup primer38 products
around-eye cream32 products
BB cream31 products
conditioner25 products
eye shadow24 products
shampoo23 products
toners/astringents22 products
facial powder21 products
blush20 products
bronzer/highlighter20 products
lip balm16 products
lip gloss16 products
CC cream13 products
anti-aging13 products
makeup remover12 products
lip liner12 products
styling gel/lotion11 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
hair styling aide9 products
other eye makeup8 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
oil controller7 products
hair spray7 products
body firming lotion6 products
detangler5 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
baby soap4 products
baby shampoo4 products
hand cream4 products
lip plumper4 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
sunless tanning3 products
pore strips3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
after shave3 products
shaving cream3 products
eye makeup remover2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
makeup with SPF2 products
body spray2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
depilatory1 products
hair relaxer1 products
baby lotion1 products
fragrance for women1 products
eyelash glue1 products
beard oil1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
bar soap1 products
glitter1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
mouthwash1 products
vapor rubs1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Human any irritant - strong evidenceJACT 4(5):223-48, 1985 confirmed 02/04 IJT 25(S2), 2006

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 4(5):223-48, 1985 confirmed 02/04 IJT 25(S2), 2006
312 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyJACT 4(5):223-48, 1985 confirmed 02/04 IJT 25(S2), 2006

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

Data Sources

  • JACT 4(5):223-48, 1985 confirmed 02/04 IJT 25(S2), 2006
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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