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CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner740 products
shampoo248 products
hair treatment/serum237 products
hair color and bleaching139 products
hair styling aide102 products
mask67 products
liquid hand soap61 products
detangler53 products
styling gel/lotion33 products
hair spray28 products
body wash/cleanser27 products
styling mousse/foam26 products
moisturizer9 products
hand sanitizer9 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
beard care7 products
beard cleanser5 products
facial cleanser5 products
4 products
toners/astringents3 products
bar soap2 products
hair relaxer2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair removal waxes1 products
serums & essences1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
beard oil1 products
foot cleansing1 products
body spray1 products
sunless tanning1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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 gaps

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Concern Reference
2042 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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