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Polyquaternium 7

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETH YL-N-2-PROPENYL-, CHLORIDE, POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE, 2PROPEN1AMINIUM, N,NDIMETHYLN2PROPENYL, CHLORIDE, POLYMER WITH 2PROPENAMIDE, CHLORIDE POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE 2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETH YL-N-2-PROPENYL-, DIMETHYLDIALLYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE225ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, DIMETHYLDIALLYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE225ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER SOLUTION, DIMETHYLDIALLYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE, ACRYLAMIDE POLYMER; DIMETHYLDIALLYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE, ACRYLAMIDE POLYMER, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL-2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM CHLORIDE, POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE, POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE 2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM, N,N-DIMETH YL-N-2-PROPENYL-, CHLORIDE, POLYMER WITH 2-PROPENAMIDE N,N-DIMETHYL-N-2-PROPENYL-2-PROPEN-1-AMINIUM CHLORIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, and QUATERNIUM-41

This ingredient is a synthetic polymer based on quaternary ammonium compounds.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo364 products
body wash/cleanser289 products
liquid hand soap157 products
conditioner84 products
facial cleanser54 products
hair treatment/serum31 products
bubble bath24 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
hair styling aide11 products
mascara9 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
styling mousse/foam7 products
beard cleanser6 products
mask6 products
shaving cream5 products
makeup remover5 products
moisturizer5 products
baby shampoo3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
hair relaxer3 products
hair spray2 products
detangler2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
baby soap2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bar soap1 products
1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
makeup primer1 products
beard care1 products
glitter1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
ACRYLAMIDE

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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