Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
SYNONYMS1-HYDROXYTETRADECANE, 1-TETRADECANOL, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, TETRADECANOL, and TETRADECYL ALCOHOL
Myristyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|eye liner||24 products|
|hair color and bleaching||15 products|
|hair treatment/serum||12 products|
|body wash/cleanser||11 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||10 products|
|daily use with SPF||7 products|
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|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||6 products|
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|lip balm with SPF||5 products|
|lip liner||5 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|hand cream||4 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|lip balm||4 products|
|foot moisturizer||3 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|damaged skin treatment||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|126 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic 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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