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Stearalkonium Chloride

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL-, CHLORIDE, BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,NDIMETHYLNOCTADECYL, CHLORIDE, BENZYL DIMETHYL STEARYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE, BENZYLDIMETHYL(OCTADECYL)AMMONIUM CHLORIDE, CHLORIDE BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL-, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYL- CHLORIDE BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N,N-DIMETHYL-N-OCTADECYLBENZENEMETHANAMINIUM CHLORIDE, STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE, and STEARYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDE

Stearalkonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner163 products
hair color and bleaching36 products
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moisturizer9 products
hair styling aide9 products
shampoo7 products
mask6 products
detangler3 products
beard care3 products
hand cream2 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
mascara1 products
body firming lotion1 products
hair relaxer1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • 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.

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