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Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, SODIUM TETRADECENESULFONATE, SULFONIC ACIDS, C-16-16-ALKANE, SODIUM SALTS, and SULFONIC ACIDS, C1416ALKANE HYDROXY AND C1416ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared bysulfonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodiumhydroxyalkane sulfonates.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo318 products
body wash/cleanser141 products
liquid hand soap84 products
facial cleanser77 products
bar soap43 products
exfoliant/scrub32 products
bubble bath22 products
conditioner19 products
bath oil/salts/soak11 products
mask4 products
baby bubble bath3 products
beard cleanser3 products
3 products
baby shampoo2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
serums & essences1 products
glitter1 products
foundation1 products
detangler1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
GAMMA SULTONE

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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