Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
SYNONYMS4-[(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: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient
Basic Violet 2 is classed chemically as a triphenyl methane color.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of carcinogenicity||Open scientific literature|
|Cancer - limited evidence||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|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 harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|21 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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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