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Undeceth 5

IMAGE SOURCE: PubChem

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

ALPHA-UNDECYL-OMEGA-HYDROXYPOLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL), .ALPHA.-UNDECYL-.OMEGA.-HYDROXY-, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (5) UNDECYL ETHER, POLYOXYETHYLENE (5) UNDECYL ETHER, and UNDECETH-5

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Undeceth-5 is a polyethylene glycol derivative of undecyl alcohol.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo19 products
conditioner13 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
hair spray2 products
hair styling aide2 products
moisturizer2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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