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Laureth 9

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27-NONAOXANONATRIACONTAN-1-OL, LAURETH-9, NONAOXYTHYLENE MONODODECYL ETHER, PEG-9 LAURYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 450 LAURYL ETHER, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (9) LAURYL ETHER

Laureth-9 is a polyethylene glycol ether of Lauryl Alcohol (q.v.).

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner32 products
shampoo28 products
hair color and bleaching19 products
hair styling aide10 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
mask3 products
beard cleanser2 products
detangler2 products
anti-aging1 products
CC cream1 products
facial cleanser1 products
makeup remover1 products
after sun product1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair spray1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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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CONCERN REFERENCE
68 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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