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Data: Limited

Trideceth 12

IMAGE SOURCE: PubChem

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

PEG-12 TRIDECYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 600 TRIDECYL ETHER, POLYOXYETHYLENE (12) TRIDECYL ETHER, TRIDECETH-12, and TRIDETH-12

Trideceth-12 is the polyethylene glycol ether of a long fatty alcohol, tridecyl alcohol; used as a surfactant.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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conditioner166 products
shampoo89 products
hair treatment/serum53 products
hair styling aide26 products
detangler21 products
mask15 products
hair color and bleaching8 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
styling mousse/foam7 products
hair spray4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
serums & essences2 products
beard cleanser2 products
moisturizer2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
sunless tanning1 products
CC cream1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
after sun product1 products
makeup primer1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
anti-aging1 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

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
7 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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