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What is it?
Behentrimonium methosulfate is a quaternary ammonium compound used in conditioners, shampoos, and lotions to impart a slippery feel to the product.
What are its risks?
- There is not much data available on behentrimonium methosulfate itself, however, it is a quaternary ammonium compound. Some people are highly allergic to these chemicals (aka "quats") and can induce anaphalaxsis in certain individuals.
- Some quaternary ammonium compounds are known to be endocrine disruptors. This ingredients has not been studied for reproductive or hormonal interference.
For more information on quaternary ammonium compounds, visit this page.