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Cocamidopropylamine Oxide

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

AMIDES, COCO, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL], N-OXIDE, AMIDES, COCO, N[3(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL], NOXIDES, COCAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE, COCAMIDOPROPYLDIMETHYLAMINE OXIDE; COCAMIDOPROPYLDIMETHYLAMINE OXIDE; COCOAMIDO-3-PROPYLDIMETHYLAMINE OXIDE; N-(COCOAMIDOPROPYL)-N,N-DIMETHYLAMINE, OXIDE; 3-COCOAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE OXIDE; 3-(N,N, COCO AMIDES, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL], N-OXIDE, N-OXIDE AMIDES, COCO, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL], N-OXIDE COCO AMIDES, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL], N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL] N-OXIDE AMIDES, COCO, N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL] N-OXIDE COCO AMIDES, and N-[3-(DIMETHYLAMINO)PROPYL]COCO AMIDES-N-OXIDE

Cocamidopropylamine Oxide is a tertiary amine oxide.

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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shampoo47 products
liquid hand soap28 products
body wash/cleanser10 products
facial cleanser7 products
bubble bath3 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby soap1 products
beard care1 products
baby shampoo1 products
conditioner1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Safety unknown for products left on skinCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1 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
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
  • 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.

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