- †Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
SYNONYMSACRYLAMIDE, CHLORIDE SALT OF TRIMETHYLAMMONIOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER; ACRYLAMIDE, COPOLYMER WITH METHACRYLIC ACID, 2-(TRIMETHYLAMMONIO)ETHYL ESTER, CHLORIDE; ACRYLAMIDE, [(METHACRYLOYLOXY)ETHYL]T, ETHANAMINIUM, N,N,NTRIMETHYL2[(2METHYL1OXO2PROPENYL)OXY], CHLORIDE, POLYMER WITH 2PROPENAMIDE, and POLYQUATERNIUM-32
Polyquaternium-32 is a polymeric quaternary ammonium salt.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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/ .
- 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.
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