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Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMSOMEGA-PENTADECALACTONE, OXACYCLOHEXADECAN-2-ONE, OXACYCLOHEXADECAN2ONE, PENTADECALACTONE, and PENTADECAN-15-OLIDE
Pentadecalactone is a lactone of 15-hydroxypentadecanoic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|fragrance for women||6 products|
|fragrance for men||6 products|
|makeup remover||5 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|bar soap||4 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|37 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 Everything Added to Food|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- 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.
- 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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