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Data: Limited

Ppg 26 Buteth 26

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements and may have contamination concerns from toxic impurities. The score will be lower if used in products that do meet these safety guidelines and requirements and EWG’s contamination restrictions.

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

● POLYOXYETHYLENE (26) POLYOXYPROPYLENE (26) MONOBUTYL ETHER
● POLYOXYPROPYLENE (26) POLYOXYETHYLENE (26) MONOBUTYL ETHER
● PPG-26-BUTETH-26

Restricted

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


PPG-26-Buteth-26 is a polyoxypropylene, polyoxyethylene ether of butyl alcohol.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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setting powder/spray30 products
serums & essences24 products
body wash/cleanser23 products
lip gloss20 products
toners/astringents18 products
brow liner17 products
hair treatment/serum16 products
shampoo15 products
eye liner15 products
facial cleanser14 products
body spray13 products
mascara11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
moisturizer7 products
hair spray6 products
eye shadow6 products
hair styling aide6 products
makeup remover5 products
detangler4 products
conditioner4 products
mask3 products
makeup primer3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
other eye makeup2 products
facial powder1 products
body firming lotion1 products
sunless tanning1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
after shave1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
1 products
after sun product1 products
lipstick1 products
beard cleanser1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
BUTYL ALCOHOL

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

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

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
66 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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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