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Myristyl Alcohol

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

1-HYDROXYTETRADECANE, 1-TETRADECANOL, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, TETRADECANOL, and TETRADECYL ALCOHOL

Myristyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer27 products
eye liner24 products
foundation20 products
hair color and bleaching15 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
conditioner11 products
body wash/cleanser11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
mascara10 products
mask9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant9 products
daily use with SPF7 products
body firming lotion6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)6 products
around-eye cream5 products
concealer5 products
lip balm with SPF5 products
lip liner5 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
facial cleanser4 products
hand cream4 products
hair styling aide4 products
lip balm4 products
blush4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
serums & essences2 products
after sun product2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
makeup primer2 products
detangler1 products
after shave1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
oil controller1 products
anti-aging1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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