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Polyquaternium 37

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)

SYNONYMS

CHLORIDE HOMOPOLYMER ETHANAMINIUM, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-2-[(METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)OXY]-, CHLORIDE SALT OF TRIMETHYLAMMONIOETHYL METHACRYLATE POLYMER; ETHANAMINIUM, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-2-[(2-METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)OXY]-, CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER; 2-(TRIMETHYLAMMONIO)ETHYL METHACRYLATE CHLORIDE H, CHOLINE, CHLORIDE, METHACRYLATE, POLYMER, ETHANAMINIUM, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-2-[(METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)OXY]-, CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER, ETHANAMINIUM, N,N,NTRIMETHYL2[(2METHYL1OXO2PROPENYL)OXY], CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER, HOMOPOLYMER ETHANAMINIUM, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-2-[(METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)OXY]-, CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-2-[(METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)OXY]ETHAN AMINIUM CHLORIDE, METHACRYLATE POLYMER CHOLINE, CHLORIDE, N,N,N-TRIMETHYL-2-[(METHYL-1-OXO-2-PROPENYL)OXY]ETHAN AMINIUM CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER, POLYMER CHOLINE, CHLORIDE, METHACRYLATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, and TRIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE CHLORIDE POLYMER

Polyquaternium-37 is a polymeric quaternary ammonium salt.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner184 products
hair treatment/serum70 products
hair styling aide53 products
mask20 products
hair color and bleaching17 products
styling gel/lotion16 products
detangler12 products
pore strips9 products
moisturizer7 products
shampoo6 products
sunless tanning5 products
beard care4 products
body firming lotion3 products
hair relaxer3 products
serums & essences2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
hand cream2 products
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facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
after shave1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
toners/astringents1 products
anti-aging1 products
cuticle treatment1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be 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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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.

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