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Chlorphenesin

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● 1,2-PROPANEDIOL, 3-(4-CHLOROPHENOXY)-
● 3-(4-CHLOROPHENOXY)- 1,2-PROPANEDIOL
● 3-(4-CHLOROPHENOXY)-1,2-PROPANEDIOL
● CHLORPHENESIN
● P-CHLOROPHENYL GLYCERYL ETHER
● PCHLOROPHENYLALPHAGLYCERYL ETHER (SAME AS CHLORPHENESIN)

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Chlorphenesin is a synthetic preservative.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer219 products
mask206 products
facial moisturizer/treatment197 products
foundation188 products
recreational sunscreen127 products
concealer109 products
serums & essences97 products
shampoo84 products
daily use with SPF73 products
around-eye cream64 products
facial cleanser55 products
exfoliant/scrub51 products
hand cream50 products
conditioner48 products
CC cream42 products
mascara40 products
body wash/cleanser37 products
hair treatment/serum37 products
toners/astringents34 products
bronzer/highlighter31 products
hair styling aide27 products
setting powder/spray26 products
blush21 products
body firming lotion19 products
eye shadow19 products
makeup remover16 products
eye liner16 products
glitter16 products
styling gel/lotion14 products
makeup primer13 products
anti-aging11 products
BB cream11 products
facial powder9 products
baby sunscreen9 products
hair spray7 products
liquid hand soap7 products
body spray7 products
after shave6 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
brow liner6 products
detangler6 products
fragrance for women5 products
foot moisturizer4 products
baby lotion4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
shaving cream3 products
eyelash glue3 products
after sun product3 products
lip balm3 products
bar soap3 products
makeup removing wipes3 products
sunless tanning2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
other eye makeup2 products
2 products
foot odor control2 products
lipstick2 products
diaper cream2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
body oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
foot cleansing1 products
beard cleanser1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
tanning oil1 products
beard oil1 products
lip gloss1 products
beard care1 products
body powder1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any or allergenic effects at low dosesOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
114 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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