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Data: Limited

Polyquaternium 7

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high), 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
● QUATERNIUM-41

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


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 Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo561 products
body wash/cleanser283 products
conditioner159 products
liquid hand soap135 products
facial cleanser67 products
hair treatment/serum42 products
hair styling aide33 products
bubble bath22 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
mask12 products
beard cleanser11 products
mascara8 products
shaving cream8 products
styling mousse/foam8 products
moisturizer7 products
detangler5 products
baby soap4 products
4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
baby shampoo3 products
makeup remover3 products
hair relaxer2 products
hair spray2 products
beard care2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
anti-aging2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
serums & essences1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
bar soap1 products
glitter1 products
nail glue1 products
body oil1 products
toners/astringents1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
makeup primer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
body firming lotion1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
ACRYLAMIDE

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature
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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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