Other ConcernsPersistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMSBIS(HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL)DIMETHYLAMMONIUM BENTONITE; DIMETHYL DIHYDROGENATED TALLOW AMMONIUM CHLORIDE REACTION PRODUCT WITH BENTONITE; DIMETHYL DIHYDROGENATED TALLOW AMMONIUM CHLORIDE, REACTION P, CHLORIDES REACTION QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS(HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL)DIMETHYL, DIMETHYLDISTEARYL AMMONIUM BENTONITE, PRODUCTS WITH BENTONITE, QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS(HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL)DIMETHYL, CHLORIDES, REACTION, QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS(HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL)DIMETHYL, SALTS WITH BENTONITE, QUATERNIUM-18 BENTONITE, and REACTION QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, BIS(HYDROGENATED TALLOW ALKYL)DIMETHYL, CHLORIDES
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Quaternium-18 Bentonite is a reaction product of Bentonite (q.v.) and Quaternium-18 (q.v.).
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as a high human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans||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|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- 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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