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Data: Fair

Methyl Pyrrolidone

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Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

SYNONYMS

1-METHYL 2-PYRROLIDONE, 1-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE, 1-METHYLAZACYCLOPENTAN-2-ONE, 1-METHYLPYRROLIDINE, 2-PYRROLIDONE, 1-METHYL, METHYL PYRROLIDONE, N-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE, N-METHYL-G -BUTYROLACTAM, and PYRROLIDINE, 1-METHYL-

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Methyl Pyrrolidone is a substituted heterocyclic organic compound.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as eye, lung, and skin irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
1154 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
reproductive - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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