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
|facial moisturizer/treatment||10 products|
|serums & essences||4 products|
|moisturizer with SPF||3 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|diaper cream||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Under assessment as Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic||European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2020. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: HEXYLDECANOL; cas_numbers: 2425-77-6|
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Evidence of possible endocrine disrupting properties from cellular assays.||National Toxicology Program (NTP) 2015. EWG Toxcast Analysis. Appears as: CAS: 2425-77-6; Chemical_Name: 2-Hexyl-1-decanol|
|Contact dermatitis reported in a human case report.||Shigeto Yanagihara, Daisuke Tsuruta, Kazuyoshi Fukai & Masamitsu Ishii 2008. Severe dermatitis mimicking deep vein thrombosis caused by hexyldecanol. Contact dermatitis 59(3), 177-8.|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2020. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: HEXYLDECANOL; cas_numbers: 2425-77-6
- 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: 2425-77-6; Chemical_Name: 2-Hexyl-1-decanol
- Shigeto Yanagihara, Daisuke Tsuruta, Kazuyoshi Fukai & Masamitsu Ishii 2008. Severe dermatitis mimicking deep vein thrombosis caused by hexyldecanol. Contact dermatitis 59(3), 177-8.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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