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POLYACRYLAMIDE


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Health concerns of ingredient
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Cancer no information
Developmental & reproductive toxicity no information
Allergies & immunotoxicity no information
Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology, Data gaps, Use restrictions

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About POLYACRYLAMIDE: Polyacrylamide is a synthetic polymer of acrylamide.

Synonym(s): ACRYLAMIDE HOMOPOLYMER; 2-PROPENAMIDE, HOMOPOLYMER; HOMOPOLYMER 2-PROPENAMIDE; 2PROPENAMIDE, HOMOPOLYMER; POLYACRYLAMIDE; POLYACRYLAMIDE; 2-PROPENAMIDE, HOMOPOLYMER; PAA

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Type of Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Ecotoxicology

Type of Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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Persistence and bioaccumulation

Type of Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Type of Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food FDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food FDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

Type of Concern Reference
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Government, industry, academic studies and classifications

government/industry list/academic study appears on list as classification(s)

references

government/industry list/academic study reference
FDA Food Additive StatusFDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
Cosmetic Ingredient Review AssessmentsCIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
FDA Everything Added to FoodFDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Environment Canada Domestic Substance ListEC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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