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Undecyl Alcohol

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SYNONYMS

1UNDECANOL, ALCOHOL, UNDECYL, UNDECAN-1-OL, UNDECYL ALCOHOL, and UNDECYL ALCOHOL UNDECYL ALCOHOL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Undecyl Alcohol is an aliphatic 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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conditioner2 products
shampoo2 products
makeup primer1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
serums & essences1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at low doses
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at high doses

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more in vitro tests non-mammalian cells show positive mutation results

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show broad systemic effects at high doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not assessed for safety in cosmetics by industry panel
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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.

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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

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