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Data: Fair

Cocamide Dea

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

AMIDES, COCO, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-, AMIDES, COCO, N,NBIS(HYDROXYETHYL), COCAMIDE DEA, COCO AMIDES, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-, COCO N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)- AMIDES, COCONUT DIETHANOLAMIDE, COCONUT FATTY ACI D DIETHANOLAMIDE, COCONUT FATTY ACID DIETHANOLAMIDE, COCOYL DIETHANOLAMIDE, DIETHANOLAMINE COCONUT FATTY ACID CONDENSATE, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)- AMIDES, COCO, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)- COCO AMIDES, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)COCO AMIDES, N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)COCO FATTY ACID AMIDE, and N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)COCOAMIDE; N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)COCONUT FATTY ACID AMIDE; N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)COCONUT FATTY ACID AMIDE; N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL) COCONUT OIL AMIDE; N,N-BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)CO

This ingredient is a chemically-modified form of coconut oil; used as a foaming agent.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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liquid hand soap20 products
shampoo7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
facial cleanser5 products
mask1 products
conditioner1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
NITROSAMINES

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human carcinogenOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of carcinogenicityOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of carcinogenicityInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens
Cancer - limited evidenceScorecard.org Toxicity Information

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
16 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
  • EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • 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.
  • 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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Hazard score

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