SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|hair styling aide||10 products|
|styling gel/lotion||8 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|facial cleanser||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Formaldehyde - Global Harmonized System (GHS)|
|Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidence||De Groot AC 2010. Formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics: relationship to formaldehyde contact allergy. Contact Dermatitis, 62: 2â€“17.|
|Human and animal evidence suggests that topical use can cause sensitization and dermatitis.||Russell K, Jacob SE 2010. Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate. Dermatitis. Apr;21(2):109-10.|
|Cancer - limited evidence||IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99.|
|The total content of formaldehyde in the finished cosmetic product must not exceed 0.2%||Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products (SCCPNP) 2002. OPINION CONCERNING A CLARIFICATION ON THE FORMALDEHYDE AND PARA-FORMALDEHYDE ENTRY IN DIRECTIVE 76/768/EEC ON COSMETIC PRODUCTS. SCCNFP/587/02.http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/sc/sccp/out187_en.pdf|
|2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Formaldehyde - Global Harmonized System (GHS)
- De Groot AC 2010. Formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics: relationship to formaldehyde contact allergy. Contact Dermatitis, 62: 2â€“17.
- Russell K, Jacob SE 2010. Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate. Dermatitis. Apr;21(2):109-10.
- IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99.
- Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products (SCCPNP) 2002. OPINION CONCERNING A CLARIFICATION ON THE FORMALDEHYDE AND PARA-FORMALDEHYDE ENTRY IN DIRECTIVE 76/768/EEC ON COSMETIC PRODUCTS. SCCNFP/587/02.http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/sc/sccp/out187_en.pdf
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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