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Tosylamide/ Formaldehyde Resin

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

4-METHYL- POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE BENZENESULFONAMIDE, BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 4-METHYL-, POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE, BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 4METHYL, POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE, POLYMER WITH FORMALDEHYDE BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 4-METHYL-, TOLUENESULFONAMIDE/FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, TOSYLAMIDE/ FORMALDEHYDE RESIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER), and TOSYLAMIDE/FORMALDEHYDE RESIN

Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin is a polymer derived from toluenesulfonamide andformaldehyde.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Contamination concerns

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Chemical
FORMALDEHYDE

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more human case studies show significant any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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
11 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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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