Other ConcernsPersistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMS2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL- , CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER, 2PROPEN1AMINIUM, N,NDIMETHYLN2PROPENYL, CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER, CHLORIDE HOMOPOLYMER 2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL-, HOMOPOLYMER 2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL- , CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL-2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM CHLORIDE, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL-2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM CHLORIDE, HOMOPOLYMER, POLY 2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL-, CHLORIDE, POLY N,N'-DIMETHYL-3,5-METHYLENE-PIPERIDINIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTION, POLY(DIMETHYL DIALLYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE), POLY(DMDAAC), POLYQUATERNIUM-6, and QUATERNIUM-40
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Polyquaternium-6 is a polymer of dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|hair color and bleaching||16 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
|beard care||4 products|
|hair spray||3 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
|hair relaxer||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
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|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||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|
|334 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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