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POLYBUTENE

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Data: Limited

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  • 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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lipstick504 products
lip gloss398 products
eye liner199 products
lip balm125 products
lip liner112 products
eye shadow106 products
mascara96 products
bronzer/highlighter49 products
lip plumper42 products
blush42 products
brow liner33 products
concealer25 products
lip balm with SPF22 products
facial powder13 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
hair color and bleaching8 products
glitter6 products
makeup primer5 products
baby sunscreen4 products
around-eye cream4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
3 products
other eye makeup2 products
hair styling aide2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
tanning oil2 products
moisturizer2 products
body art1 products
body oil1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby lotion1 products
foundation1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
fragrance for men1 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
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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