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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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foundation247 products
eye shadow218 products
concealer166 products
bronzer/highlighter127 products
lipstick122 products
facial moisturizer/treatment68 products
conditioner59 products
shampoo58 products
brow liner52 products
serums & essences45 products
moisturizer with SPF44 products
facial powder43 products
blush39 products
makeup remover39 products
mascara36 products
mask33 products
facial cleanser32 products
makeup primer32 products
eye liner30 products
lip gloss25 products
hair color and bleaching22 products
moisturizer16 products
lip balm14 products
beach & sport sunscreen13 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
toners/astringents10 products
eye makeup remover9 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
around-eye cream9 products
glitter9 products
BB cream8 products
lip liner7 products
lip plumper6 products
makeup with SPF5 products
hair styling aide5 products
shaving cream5 products
sunless tanning5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
after shave4 products
hand cream4 products
4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
other eye makeup4 products
oil controller3 products
anti-aging2 products
body spray2 products
beard care2 products
body firming lotion2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
baby shampoo1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby lotion1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
tanning oil1 products
detangler1 products
baby soap1 products
CC cream1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
nail polish1 products
beard cleanser1 products
beard oil1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 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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Concern Reference
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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