Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
SYNONYMS2-METHYL- MONOESTER WITH 1,2-PROPANEDIOL 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-METHYL-, MONOESTER WITH 1,2-PROPANEDIOL, 2PROPENOIC ACID, 2METHYL, MONOESTER WITH 1,2PROPANEDIOL, HYDROXYPROPYL METHACRYLATE, METHACRYLIC ACID, MONOESTER WITH PROPANE-1,2-DIOL, MONOESTER WITH 1,2-PROPANEDIOL 2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-METHYL-, and PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHACRYLATE
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MODERATEAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|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 evidence||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence||EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature|
|Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Unknown safety for non-permanent hair dyes||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|258 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|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|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- 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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