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Cetyl Phosphate

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SYNONYMS

1-HEXADECANOL, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, 1HEXADECANOL, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, CETYL DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, CETYL PHOSPHATE, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE 1-HEXADECANOL, HEXADECYL DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, MONOCETYL PHOSPHATE, and PHOSPHORIC ACID MONOHEXADECYL ESTER

Cetyl Phosphate is a complex mixture of esters of phosphoric acid and cetyl alcohol.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer8 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
sunless tanning4 products
daily use with SPF4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
around-eye cream2 products
mask2 products
serums & essences1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
hand cream1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
baby sunscreen1 products

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

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
  • 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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