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Data: Limited

Olealkonium Chloride

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Other Concerns

Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-(9Z)-9-OCTADECENYL-, CHLORIDE, BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-9-OCTADECENYL-, CHLORIDE, BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,NDIMETHYLN9OCTADECENYL, CHLORIDE, (Z), BENZYLDIMETHYLOLEYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE, BENZYLOLEYLDIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE; N-OLEYL-N,N-DIMETHYLBENZYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE, CHLORIDE BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-9-OCTADECENYL-, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-9-OCTADECENYL- CHLORIDE BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-9-OCTADECENYLBENZENEMETHANAMINIUM CHLORIDE, OLEALKONIUM CHLORIDE, and OLEYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Olealkonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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styling mousse/foam7 products
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hair styling aide2 products
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hair spray1 products
shampoo1 products
moisturizer1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human any toxicantOpen scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Neurotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells demonstrate neurotoxicityOpen scientific literature

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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