Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSPEG-8 DIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (8) DIMETHICONE, POLYOXYETHYLENE (8) DIMETHICONE, and SILOXANES AND SILICONES, DIME, 3HYDROXYPROPYL ME, ETHOXYLATED
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
PEG-8 Dimethicone is a polyethylene glycol derivative of Dimethicone (q.v.) containing anaverage of 8 moles of ethylene oxide.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|eye liner||9 products|
|styling gel/lotion||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|hair styling aide||6 products|
|hair spray||6 products|
|hand sanitizer||4 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|sunless tanning||4 products|
|polish remover||3 products|
|CC cream||2 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|tanning oil||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|baby wipes||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||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|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- 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) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
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