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HYDROXYPROPYL METHACRYLATE

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Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Human Product must include directions to avoid skin contact because of sensitizing potential of methacrylates: restriction established by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Use restrictions

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Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Unknown safety for non-permanent hair dyesCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
258 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Product must include directions to avoid skin contact because of sensitizing potential of methacrylates: restriction established by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR)Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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