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Lauryl Pyrrolidone

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Other Concerns

Ecotoxicology (low)

SYNONYMS

1-DODECYL- 2-PYRROLIDINONE, 1-DODECYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE, 2-PYRROLIDINONE, 1-DODECYL-, and LAURYL PYRROLIDONE

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


Lauryl Pyrrolidone is a substituted heterocyclic organic compound.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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hair color and bleaching15 products
conditioner2 products
hair spray1 products
mask1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Miscellaneous

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Occupational hazards related to handlingCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
12 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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