Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low) and Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
SYNONYMSALKANES, C13-16-ISO-, ALKANES, C1316ISO, C13-16 ISOPARAFFIN, and C13-16-ISO- ALKANES
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
C13-16 Isoparaffin is a mixture of branched chain aliphatic hydrocarbons with 13 to 16carbons in the alkyl chain.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|eye shadow||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Canada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)|
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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