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Oleth 10

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

(Z)-ALPHA-9-OCTADECENYL-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30-DECAOXAOCTATETRACONT-39-EN-1-OL, DECAETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOOLEYL ETHER, OLETH-10, PEG-10 OLEYL ETHER, POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), .ALPHA.-(9Z)-9-OCTADECENYL-.OMEGA.-HYDROXY-, POLY(OXY1,2ETHANEDIYL), α9OCTADECENYLωHYDROXY, (Z), POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 500 OLEYL ETHER, POLYOXYETHYLENE (10) OLEYL ETHER, and POLYOXYETHYLENE MONOOLEYL ETHER

Oleth-10 is a synthetic polymer composed of oleyl alcohol and PEG (polyethylene glycol). Due to the presence of PEG, this ingredient is may contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.

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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liquid hand soap40 products
hair styling aide13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
moisturizer5 products
serums & essences3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
toners/astringents3 products
facial cleanser3 products
shampoo3 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
bubble bath1 products
after shave1 products
shaving cream1 products
mask1 products
conditioner1 products
eyelash glue1 products
body spray1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
sunless tanning1 products
around-eye cream1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
anti-aging1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
232 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
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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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