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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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foundation729 products
concealer333 products
mask325 products
serums & essences299 products
facial moisturizer/treatment228 products
moisturizer with SPF216 products
mascara101 products
lipstick92 products
eye liner89 products
facial cleanser80 products
moisturizer80 products
makeup primer69 products
brow liner65 products
beach & sport sunscreen56 products
around-eye cream53 products
bronzer/highlighter53 products
conditioner47 products
shampoo47 products
toners/astringents43 products
BB cream39 products
eye shadow36 products
makeup remover31 products
blush31 products
facial powder25 products
exfoliant/scrub23 products
lip balm21 products
styling gel/lotion20 products
hand cream20 products
lip gloss19 products
hair treatment/serum19 products
hair styling aide19 products
anti-aging17 products
body firming lotion16 products
CC cream16 products
hair spray12 products
sunless tanning9 products
lip plumper8 products
after shave8 products
other eye makeup8 products
detangler8 products
pore strips8 products
oil controller7 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
lip liner6 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
makeup with SPF5 products
baby shampoo4 products
shaving cream4 products
body spray4 products
eyelash glue4 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
fragrance for women3 products
beard care3 products
nail treatment2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
beard cleanser2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
depilatory2 products
baby soap2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
glitter2 products
2 products
fragrance for men2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
bar soap1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
beard oil1 products
body art1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
nail polish1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
hair relaxer1 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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