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Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

(3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)(2-HYDROXY-3-SULFOPROPYL)DIMETHYL HYDROXIDE, QUATERNARY AMM ONIUM COMPOUNDS, (3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)(2-HYDROXY-3-SULFOPROPYL)DIMETHYL QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS HYDROXIDE, (3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)(2-HYDROXY-3-SULFOPROPYL)DIMETHYL QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROXIDE,, 1-PROPANAMINIUM, N-(3-AMINOPROPYL)-2-HYDROXY-N,N-DIMETHYL-3-SULFO, N-COCO ACYL DERIVS., HYDROXIDES,, 1-PROPANAMINIUM, N-(3-AMINOPROPYL)-2-HYDROXY-N,N-DIMETHYL-3-SULFO-, N-COCO ACYL DERIVS., INNER SALTS, 1PROPANAMINIUM, N(3AMINOPROPYL)2HYDROXYN,NDIMETHYL3SULFO, NCOCO ACYL DERIVS., HYDROXIDES, INNER SALTS, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, HYDROXIDE, (3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)(2-HYDROXY-3-SULFOPROPYL)DIMETHYL QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, HYDROXIDE, QUATERNARY AMM ONIUM COMPOUNDS, (3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)(2-HYDROXY-3-SULFOPROPYL)DIMETHYL, HYDROXIDES, 1-PROPANAMINIUM, N-(3-AMINOPROPYL)-2-HYDROXY-N,N-DIMETHYL-3-SULFO, N-COCO ACYL DERIVS., INNER SALT, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-(3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)-3-AMNONIO-2-HYDROXYPROPYLSULFONATE, N-COCO ACYL DERIVS. HYDROXIDES, 1-PROPANAMINIUM, N-(3-AMINOPROPYL)-2-HYDROXY-N,N-DIMETHYL-3-SULFO, and QUATERNARY AMM ONIUM COMPOUNDS, (3-COCAMIDOPROPYL)(2-HYDROXY-3-SULFOPROPYL)DIMETHYL, HYDROXIDE,

Synthetic skin and hair conditioning agent.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of skin irritationOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of environmental toxicity or persistenceOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
247 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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