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Zinc Ricinoleate

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Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

SYNONYMS

12-HYDROXY- ZINC SALT 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, 12-HYDROXY-9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, ZINC SALT, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, 12-HYDROXY-, ZINC SALT, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, 12-HYDROXY-, ZINC SALT (2:1), (9Z,12R)-, 9OCTADECENOIC ACID, 12HYDROXY, ZINC SALT (2:1), [R(Z)], RICINOLEIC ACID, ZINC SALT, ZINC DIRICINOLEATE, ZINC RICINOLEATE, ZINC SALT 12-HYDROXY-9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, and ZINC SALT 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, 12-HYDROXY-

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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Zinc Ricinoleate is a zinc salt of Ricinoleic Acid (q.v.).

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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antiperspirant/deodorant71 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
body spray2 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
serums & essences1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeCanada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
One or more animal studies show classified as toxic effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Toxic Release Inventory PBTs
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
6 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1999. Toxics Release Inventory Program. PBT Chemical Rule.
  • 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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