Safety Assessment of Nylon as Used in Cosmetics

Christina Burnett, Bart Heldreth, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Donald V. Belsito, Ronald A. Hill, Curtis D. Klaassen, Daniel C. Liebler, James G. Marks, Ronald C. Shank, Thomas J. Slaga, Paul W. Snyder, F. Alan Andersen

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Abstract

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (Panel) reviewed the safety of nylon polymers, which function in cosmetics primarily as bulking and opacifying agents. The Panel reviewed relevant animal and human data related to these large polymers and determined that they are not likely to penetrate the skin. Whatever residual monomers may be present were not present at a sufficient level to cause any reactions in test subjects at the maximum ingredient use concentration. Accordingly, the Panel concluded that these ingredients are safe in the present practices of use and concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47S-60S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2014

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Cosmetics
Nylons
Polymers
Nylon polymers
Safety
Skin
Animals
Monomers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology

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Burnett, C., Heldreth, B., Bergfeld, W. F., Belsito, D. V., Hill, R. A., Klaassen, C. D., ... Andersen, F. A. (2014). Safety Assessment of Nylon as Used in Cosmetics. International journal of toxicology, 33, 47S-60S. https://doi.org/10.1177/1091581814563524
Burnett, Christina ; Heldreth, Bart ; Bergfeld, Wilma F. ; Belsito, Donald V. ; Hill, Ronald A. ; Klaassen, Curtis D. ; Liebler, Daniel C. ; Marks, James G. ; Shank, Ronald C. ; Slaga, Thomas J. ; Snyder, Paul W. ; Andersen, F. Alan. / Safety Assessment of Nylon as Used in Cosmetics. In: International journal of toxicology. 2014 ; Vol. 33. pp. 47S-60S.
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