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HEXYLENE GLYCOL

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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eye shadow205 products
foundation146 products
lipstick92 products
bronzer/highlighter84 products
moisturizer with SPF82 products
concealer61 products
facial moisturizer/treatment57 products
facial powder40 products
brow liner39 products
shampoo37 products
facial cleanser35 products
serums & essences34 products
blush34 products
makeup remover29 products
makeup with SPF19 products
BB cream19 products
eye liner18 products
hair color and bleaching17 products
makeup primer16 products
mask13 products
lip balm13 products
beach & sport sunscreen12 products
moisturizer11 products
conditioner10 products
mascara9 products
around-eye cream8 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
toners/astringents6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
shaving cream5 products
lip gloss4 products
lip plumper4 products
other eye makeup4 products
CC cream4 products
after shave3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
hand cream3 products
sunless tanning3 products
Facial Sun Care3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
oil controller2 products
glitter2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
body firming lotion2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
hair styling aide2 products
Oils & Serums2 products
beard care2 products
baby soap1 products
body spray1 products
tanning oil1 products
detangler1 products
anti-aging1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
baby lotion1 products
baby shampoo1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
beard oil1 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
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
2457 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

Neurotoxicity

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Concern Reference
nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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 Sources

  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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.

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