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Data: Limited

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

● 2-COCONUT ALKYL-1-(2-HYDROXYETHYL)-2-IMIDAZOLINE, REACTION PRODUCT WITH SODIUM CHLOROACETATE; COCONUT FATTY ACID, AMINOETHYLETHANOLAMINE IMIDAZOLINE, DICARBOXYMETHYLATED, DISODIUM SALT
● COCOAMPHOCARBOXYGLYCINATE
● COCOAMPHODIACETATE
● DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE
● DISODIUM N-COCOYL-N-CARBOXYMETHOXYETHYL-N-CARBOXYMETHYLETHYLENEDIAMINE
● IMIDAZOLIUM COMPOUNDS, 1-[2-(CARBOXYMETHOXY)ETHYL]-1-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-4,5-DIHYDRO-2-NORCOCO ALKYL, HYDROXIDES, SODIUM SALTS
● IMIDAZOLIUM COMPOUNDS, 1[2(CARBOXYMETHOXY)ETHYL]1(CARBOXYMETHYL)4,5DIHYDRO2NORCOCO ALKYL, HYDROXIDES, INNER SALTS, DISODIUM SALTS

Restricted

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


This ingredient is a surfactant produced on the basis of fatty acids derived from coconut oil.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial cleanser61 products
shampoo53 products
body wash/cleanser42 products
makeup remover21 products
baby wipes18 products
body cleansing wipes11 products
hand sanitizer8 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
baby soap6 products
baby shampoo6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
mask5 products
bar soap4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
conditioner3 products
facial cleansing wipes3 products
mascara3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
baby bubble bath3 products
beard cleanser2 products
toners/astringents2 products
makeup removing wipes2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
around-eye cream2 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
beard care1 products
serums & essences1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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

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
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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