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QUATERNIUM-15:
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QUATERNIUM-15 Hazard Summary


CAS Number: 4080-31-3

•Possible impurity: FORMALDEHYDE
•Skin or sense organ toxicity hazards: suspected
•Cardiovascular or blood toxicity hazards: suspected
•Immunotoxicity hazards: suspected

•This chemical is used in these types of products:

Facial Cleanser, Body Wash/Cleanser, Sunscreen/Tanning Oil, Baby Shampoo, Baby Soap, Mascara, Conditioner, Powder, Facial Moisturizer/Treatment, Foundation, Shampoo, Moisturizer, Foot Treatment, Bubble Bath, Blush, Eye Liner, Baby Wipes, Nail Treatment, Around-eye Cream, Relaxer, Acne Treatment, Skin Fading/Lightener, Pain/Wound Treatment, Liquid Hand Soap, Baby Lotion, Eye Makeup Remover, Body Powder, Hair Color and Bleaching, Anti-aging, Baby Oil, Baby Bubble Bath, Shaving Cream (Men's), Other Eye Makeup, Dandruff/Scalp Treatment, Cradle Cap Treatment, Personal Cleansing, Hand Sanitizer, Body Oil, Anti-itch/rash Cream, Antiperspirant/Deodorant (Men's), Styling Gel/Lotion, Bronzer/Highlighter, Hair Spray, Lip Gloss, Bath Oil/Salts/Soak, Shaving Cream



Classification
& Labeling

Source:
FDA

•Sensitizer - can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin, or severe respiratory reaction

•Listed on labels as:
QUATEMIUM-15; QUATENIUM-15; QUATERNIUM-15


Sources/Uses


Source:
Haz-Map
hazmap.nlm.nih.gov

Quaternium-15 is a preservative used in cosmetics and in many industrial applications including latex paints, polishes and waxes, metalworking fluids, adhesives, paper, inks, etc.

Dowicil 75 is one of the biocides commonly used in metalworking fluids.

Used as a preservative/disinfectant in cleaning agents, paints, and shampoos and other hair products.

Symptoms


Source:
CDC

(Center for Disease Control)
cdc.gov/niosh

No data available.

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