Foaming Agent. Used to create foam in products like shampoo, shaving creams, and bubble bath.
Carcinogen concerns, developmental/reproductive toxicant, skin toxicant, allergen, organ toxicant, occupational hazards. May cause contact dermatitis. Easily absorbed through the skin and accumulates in body organs, even the brain. They are also used to regulate pH and also as a wetting agent in shampoo, lotions, creams and cosmetics. Used to regulate pH and also as a wetting agent in shampoo, lotions, creams and cosmetics. Repeated skin applications of DEA-based detergents resulted in a major increase in the incidence of liver and kidney cancer. These chemicals react to other chemicals in the ingredient list to create toxic outcomes. They are banned in Europe. Some sources rate this higher than 1,4-Dioxane, a known carcinogen.
Potential to cause Nitrosamines which are known to cause cancer.
See Nitrosating Agents (http://bit.ly/2bcjxHE)
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