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Laureth 7

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRITRIACONTAN-1-OL, 3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRITRIACONTANOL, HEPTAETHYLENEGLYCOL DODECYLETHER, HYPTAETHYLENE GLYCOL DODECYL ETHER, LAURETH-7, LAURYL ALCOHOL HEXA(OXYETHYLENE) ETHANOL, PEG-7 LAURYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (7) LAURYL ETHER, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (7) LAURYL ETHER

Laureth-7 is a polyethylene glycol-based surfactant; may contain potentially toxic impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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