Other ConcernsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Synthetic skin and hair conditioning agent.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||198 products|
|facial cleanser||151 products|
|liquid hand soap||124 products|
|bubble bath||35 products|
|baby shampoo||22 products|
|baby soap||21 products|
|hair color and bleaching||13 products|
|hair treatment/serum||10 products|
|styling mousse/foam||9 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||9 products|
|baby bubble bath||8 products|
|bar soap||8 products|
|hair styling aide||7 products|
|shaving cream||3 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|eye makeup remover||3 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||2 products|
|hair-loss treatment||2 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|body cleansing wipes||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of skin irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistence||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|247 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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