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Data: Fair

Dimethyl Ether

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Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

DIMETHYL ETHER, DIMETHYL OXIDE, DIMETHYLETHER, METHANE, OXYBIS, METHANE, OXYBIS-, METHOXYMETHANE, OXYBIS- METHANE, and OXYBISMETHANE

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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hair spray35 products
hair styling aide10 products
recreational sunscreen10 products
shampoo8 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
sunless tanning5 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
conditioner1 products
body spray1 products
hand sanitizer1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humansEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Occupational hazards related to handlingCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1909 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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