Cocamide MEA
Cocamide monoethanolamine
HLB:13.5 Cas No:68140-00-1
Emulsifier; Emulsion Stabilizer; Surfactant; Thickener; Viscosity Controlling
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2014-09-23 14:07聯合新聞網 台灣新生報

【台灣新生報/記者 萬博超/台北報導】

檢查一下洗髮精、清潔用品是否含「椰油醯胺」(cocamide DEA)。加州政府已視該成分為動物性致癌物質,依照當地法規,含此成分商品必須貼出警語,非營利組織「環境健康中心」曾針對未標示的廠商在加州提出訴訟。


根據世界衛生組織(WHO)「國際癌症研究署」(International Agency for Researchon Cancer, IARC)相關研究文獻,已有足夠證據顯示該物質引起實驗室老鼠癌症;但在人類身上的效應尚無足夠資訊。

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【Cocamide DEA And MEA】

Rating: BAD
Categories: Cleansing Agent, Texture Enhancer

Both cocamide DEA (diethanolamine) and MEA (monoethanolamine) are widely used to thicken the water phase of cosmetics, keep ingredients blended, and boost foaming properties. Derived from plants (typically coconut oil) or made synthetically, these ingredients have been thoroughly evaluated for safety and are permitted for use in leave-on products in concentrations up to 10%. Cocamide DEA can react with other ingredients to form harmful substances known as nitrosamines.

According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Board, “To prevent the formation of possibly [harmful] nitrosamines, these ingredients should not be used in cosmetics and personal care products containing nitrosating agents.” The CIR Expert Panel concluded that “Cocamide DEA was safe as used in rinse-off products and safe at concentrations of less than or equal to 10% in leave-on products.”

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