Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|serums & essences||70 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||52 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||39 products|
|moisturizer with SPF||33 products|
|body wash/cleanser||27 products|
|facial cleanser||24 products|
|hair treatment/serum||19 products|
|makeup primer||18 products|
|bar soap||17 products|
|sunless tanning||15 products|
|body firming lotion||15 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||14 products|
|beach & sport sunscreen||10 products|
|fragrance for women||10 products|
|around-eye cream||10 products|
|setting powder/spray||8 products|
|makeup remover||8 products|
|BB cream||8 products|
|fragrance for men||8 products|
|hair styling aide||7 products|
|liquid hand soap||7 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
|eye shadow||6 products|
|CC cream||5 products|
|eye makeup remover||5 products|
|body spray||4 products|
|hair color and bleaching||4 products|
|hair spray||4 products|
|facial powder||3 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|other eye makeup||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||2 products|
|eye liner||2 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|lip gloss||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|lip plumper||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human any irritant - strong evidence||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Mild skin irritant in animal tests.||Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-0335; Chemical_Name: Dipropylene glycol ; ; ; Classification: QQQ01,QQQ11; X;|
|Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity||US. National Library of Medicine,. 2015. Haz-Map®. Appears as: listid: HMAP-0688; Chemical_Name: Glycol ethers; Synonyms: Cellosolve solvents;|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Decreased hemoglobin or number of red blood cells||US. National Library of Medicine,. 2015. Haz-Map®. Appears as: listid: HMAP-0688; Chemical_Name: Glycol ethers; Synonyms: Cellosolve solvents;|
|Effects on kidneys observed at high doses in chronic toxicity study in rats.||2004 NTP toxicology and carcinogensis studies of dipropylene glycol (CAS No. 25265-71-8) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (drinking water studies). National Toxicology Program technical report series(511), 6-260.|
|Renal failure occurred in an adult man who ingested dipropylene glycol .||Frank LoVecchio, Cameron Nourani, D J. Watts, K. L. Wallance & P. M. Wax. 2008. Acute renal failure, neuropathy, and myopathy after ingestion of dipropylene glycol fog solution. The American journal of emergency medicine 26(5), 635.e1-2.|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|[[system]] - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox study||US. National Library of Medicine,. 2015. Haz-Map®. Appears as: listid: HMAP-0688; Chemical_Name: Glycol ethers; Synonyms: Cellosolve solvents;|
|Cellular assays show evidence of endocrine disrupting activity.||National Toxicology Program (NTP) 2015. EWG Toxcast Analysis. Appears as: CAS: 25265-71-8; Chemical_Name: Dipropylene glycol|
|Contact dermatitis was rarely observed in a human patch test study with 500 participants.||J D. Johansen, G. B. Jemec & S. C. Rastogi. 1995. Contact sensitization to dipropylene glycol in an eczema population. Contact dermatitis 33(3), 211-2.|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|73 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-0335; Chemical_Name: Dipropylene glycol ; ; ; Classification: QQQ01,QQQ11; X;
- 2004 NTP toxicology and carcinogensis studies of dipropylene glycol (CAS No. 25265-71-8) in F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (drinking water studies). National Toxicology Program technical report series(511), 6-260.
- Frank LoVecchio, Cameron Nourani, D J. Watts, K. L. Wallance & P. M. Wax. 2008. Acute renal failure, neuropathy, and myopathy after ingestion of dipropylene glycol fog solution. The American journal of emergency medicine 26(5), 635.e1-2.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- National Toxicology Program (NTP) 2015. EWG Toxcast Analysis. Appears as: CAS: 25265-71-8; Chemical_Name: Dipropylene glycol
- J D. Johansen, G. B. Jemec & S. C. Rastogi. 1995. Contact sensitization to dipropylene glycol in an eczema population. Contact dermatitis 33(3), 211-2.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
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