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POLYBUTENE

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • 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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lipstick782 products
lip gloss656 products
lip balm318 products
eye liner296 products
lip liner179 products
eye shadow157 products
mascara136 products
bronzer/highlighter104 products
lip plumper85 products
blush70 products
brow liner61 products
concealer38 products
lip balm with SPF20 products
makeup primer13 products
mask13 products
facial powder12 products
glitter9 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
5 products
around-eye cream5 products
moisturizer4 products
BB cream3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
foundation3 products
hair styling aide2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
tanning oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
makeup remover1 products
conditioner1 products
baby lotion1 products
facial cleanser1 products
body oil1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 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
Classified as potentially toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Pesticide inert of potential toxicological concernOpen scientific literature
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
45 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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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