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Ethyl Oleate

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SYNONYMS

(Z)-9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID (9Z)-, ETHYL ESTER, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER, 9OCTADECENOIC ACID (Z), ETHYL ESTER, ETHYL ESTER 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER OLEIC ACID, ETHYL OLEATE, and OLEIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Ethyl Oleate is an ester of ethyl alcohol and oleic acid.

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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foundation131 products
setting powder/spray7 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
hair styling aide3 products
body oil3 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
concealer3 products
facial powder3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
facial cleanser2 products
serums & essences2 products
fragrance for men1 products
detangler1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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

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
246 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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