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CETYL ALCOHOL

Score:

Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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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moisturizer312 products
conditioner297 products
beach & sport sunscreen218 products
moisturizer with SPF210 products
facial moisturizer/treatment184 products
lipstick133 products
lip balm93 products
concealer65 products
hair color and bleaching61 products
hand cream60 products
body firming lotion60 products
lip balm with SPF55 products
facial cleanser45 products
baby lotion44 products
around-eye cream43 products
hair treatment/serum42 products
exfoliant/scrub40 products
mascara36 products
shampoo34 products
mask33 products
baby sunscreen33 products
serums & essences30 products
antiperspirant/deodorant25 products
Facial Sun Care25 products
anti-aging22 products
shaving cream21 products
lip gloss21 products
hair styling aide19 products
BB cream15 products
body wash/cleanser13 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
sunless tanning8 products
foot moisturizer7 products
eye shadow5 products
makeup remover5 products
facial powder4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)3 products
makeup primer3 products
eye liner3 products
detangler3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
after sun product2 products
baby shampoo2 products
body oil2 products
diaper cream2 products
after shave2 products
foundation2 products
lip liner2 products
foot cleansing2 products
oil controller2 products
bar soap1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby soap1 products
depilatory1 products
baby oil1 products
other eye makeup1 products
blush1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
CC cream1 products
beard care1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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

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
740 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
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 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

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • JACT 7(3):359-413, 1988 confirmed 12/05
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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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