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Peg 8 Laurate

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

23-HYDROXY-3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRICOS-1-YL DODECANOATE, 23-HYDROXY-3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRICOS-1-YL ESTER DODECANOIC ACID, ALPHA-(1-OXODODECYL)-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), DODECANOIC ACID, 23-HYDROXY-3,6,9,12,15,18,21-HEPTAOXATRICOS-1-YL ESTER, LAURIC ACID, ETHYLENE OXIDE ADDUCT, OCTAETHYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE, PEG-8 LAURATE, POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), .ALPHA.-(1-OXODODECYL)-.OMEGA.-HYDROXY-, POLY(OXY1,2ETHANEDIYL), α(1OXODODECYL)ωHYDROXY, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 MONOLAURATE, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (8) MONOLAURATE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


PEG-8 Laurate is a polyethylene glycol ester of lauric acid.

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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recreational sunscreen29 products
daily use with SPF17 products
liquid hand soap13 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
shampoo3 products
makeup primer1 products
baby sunscreen1 products

Contamination concerns

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not 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
  • EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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