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Piroctone Olamine

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

1-HYDROXY-4-METHYL-6-(2,4,4-TRIMETHYLPENTYL)-2-(1H)PYRIDINONE, 2-AMINOETHANOL SALT, 1-HYDROXY-4-METHYL-6-(2,4,4-TRIMETHYLPENTYL)PYRIDIN-2(1H)-ONE, COMPOUND WITH 2-AMINOETHANOL (1:1), 2-AMINOETHANOL SALT 1-HYDROXY-4-METHYL-6-(2,4,4-TRIMETHYLPENTYL)-2-(1H)PYRIDINONE, and PIROCTONE OLAMINE

Piroctone Olamine is an amine salt.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
29 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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