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POLYBUTENE

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Data: Limited

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick323 products
lip gloss227 products
eye liner162 products
lip liner83 products
lip balm78 products
eye shadow58 products
mascara55 products
blush37 products
concealer23 products
bronzer/highlighter18 products
brow liner17 products
lip plumper14 products
facial powder10 products
beach & sport sunscreen9 products
lip balm with SPF8 products
glitter5 products
around-eye cream3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
makeup primer3 products
hair styling aide2 products
other eye makeup2 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
body oil1 products
makeup remover1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby lotion1 products
fragrance for men1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airwaysEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Butene, homopolymer (products derived from either/or But-1-ene/But-2-ene); (2E)-but-2-ene - but-1-ene (1:1); -; but-1-ene; but-1-ene; (E)-but-2-ene; Butene; Butene, homopolymer; Butene, homopolymer (products derived from butene); Butene, homopolymer (; cas_numbers: 9003-29-6

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
May cause skin irritation.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Butene, homopolymer (products derived from either/or But-1-ene/But-2-ene); (2E)-but-2-ene - but-1-ene (1:1); -; but-1-ene; but-1-ene; (E)-but-2-ene; Butene; Butene, homopolymer; Butene, homopolymer (products derived from butene); Butene, homopolymer (; cas_numbers: 9003-29-6

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Butene, homopolymer (products derived from either/or But-1-ene/But-2-ene); (2E)-but-2-ene - but-1-ene (1:1); -; but-1-ene; but-1-ene; (E)-but-2-ene; Butene; Butene, homopolymer; Butene, homopolymer (products derived from butene); Butene, homopolymer (; cas_numbers: 9003-29-6
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Pesticide inert of potential toxicological concernSRS
45 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Safe as used in cosmetics according to industry panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR)Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-0902; Chemical_Name: POLYBUTENE; ; ; Classification: QQQ01,QQQ11; R-, D-;

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Butene, homopolymer (products derived from either/or But-1-ene/But-2-ene); (2E)-but-2-ene - but-1-ene (1:1); -; but-1-ene; but-1-ene; (E)-but-2-ene; Butene; Butene, homopolymer; Butene, homopolymer (products derived from butene); Butene, homopolymer (; cas_numbers: 9003-29-6
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • SRS
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-0902; Chemical_Name: POLYBUTENE; ; ; Classification: QQQ01,QQQ11; R-, D-;

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