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Basic Violet 2

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

4-[(4-AMINO-M-TOLYL)(4-IMINO-3-METHYLCYCLOHEXA-2,5-DIEN-1-YLIDENE)METHYL]-O-TOLUIDINE MONOHYDROCHLORIDE, BASIC VIOLET 2, BENZENAMINE, 4,4'-[(4-IMINO-3-METHYL-2,5-CYCLOHEXADIEN-1-YLIDENE)METHYLENE]BIS[2-METHYL-, MONOHYDROCHLORIDE, and BENZENAMINE, 4[(4AMINO3METHYLPHENYL)(4IMINO3METHYL2,5CYCLOHEXADIEN1YLIDENE)METHYL]2METHYL, MONOHYDROCHLORIDE

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Basic Violet 2 is classed chemically as a triphenyl methane color.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of carcinogenicityOpen scientific literature
Cancer - limited evidenceCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
21 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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