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Distearyldimonium Chloride

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Other Concerns

Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

SYNONYMS

● 1-OCTADECANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL-, CHLORIDE
● 1OCTADECANAMINIUM, N,NDIMETHYLNOCTADECYL, CHLORIDE
● CHLORIDE 1-OCTADECANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL-
● DIMETHYL DIOCTADECYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE
● DIMETHYLDIOCTADECYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE
● DISTEARYL DIMETHYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE
● DISTEARYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE POWDER
● DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE
● N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL- CHLORIDE 1-OCTADECANAMINIUM
● N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL-1-OCTADECANAMINIUM CHLORIDE
● QUAT ERNIUM-5

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Distearyldimonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo48 products
foundation40 products
moisturizer40 products
conditioner35 products
hair treatment/serum11 products
mask9 products
hand cream8 products
baby lotion7 products
hair styling aide3 products
detangler3 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
body firming lotion2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
baby oil1 products
depilatory1 products
hair spray1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
facial cleanser1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
concealer1 products
1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Possible human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of eye toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Possible human any toxicantOpen scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Neurotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells demonstrate neurotoxicityOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
255 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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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