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Dehydroacetic Acid

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Occupational hazards (high)

SYNONYMS

● 2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-
● 3-ACETYL-4-HYDROXY-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2-ONE
● 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL- 2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE
● 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE ION(1-)
● 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, ION(1-),
● DEHYDROACETIC ACID
● ION(1-), 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Dehydroacetic acid is a synthetic preservative.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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foundation186 products
shampoo138 products
conditioner128 products
moisturizer87 products
body wash/cleanser77 products
facial moisturizer/treatment74 products
hair treatment/serum59 products
facial cleanser58 products
lipstick55 products
serums & essences47 products
concealer43 products
mask42 products
hair styling aide37 products
exfoliant/scrub34 products
lip gloss34 products
setting powder/spray31 products
bronzer/highlighter29 products
daily use with SPF28 products
blush27 products
makeup remover27 products
eye shadow26 products
liquid hand soap23 products
around-eye cream22 products
hand cream22 products
lip balm21 products
brow liner16 products
baby wipes15 products
eye liner14 products
makeup primer14 products
glitter14 products
facial powder13 products
sunless tanning12 products
bar soap9 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
toners/astringents8 products
mascara6 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
facial cleansing wipes6 products
CC cream6 products
makeup removing wipes5 products
body firming lotion4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
baby soap4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
4 products
beard care4 products
anti-aging3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
body spray3 products
baby shampoo3 products
bubble bath3 products
shaving cream2 products
detangler2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
hair spray2 products
baby lotion2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
BB cream2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
foot moisturizer1 products
foot cleansing1 products
nail treatment1 products
after shave1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
lip plumper1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
fragrance for men1 products
vapor rubs1 products
body cleansing wipes1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
mouthwash1 products

Occupational hazards

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmfulCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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
1538 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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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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