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PROPYLENE GLYCOL:
Cosmetic Toxin Data

SummaryClassificationSources/UsesSymptoms

See our Propylene Glycol Chemical Report in the January 2010 newsletter


Cancer
Hazard
Harmful
Impurities
Classified Toxic No Safety
Data
Penetration
Agent
Skin Cancer Immune
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PROPYLENE GLYCOL Hazard Summary


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• Cancer link; reproductive, developmental and organ system toxicity found and reported by EWG.

• Skin, eyes and lung sensitizer - can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin.


• Penetration enhancer: alter(s) skin structure, allowing other chemicals to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing the amounts of other chemicals that reach the bloodstream.

• This chemical is used in these types of products:

Moisturizer, Facial Cleanser, Facial Moisturizer/Treatment, Conditioner, Shampoo, Body Wash/Cleanser, Styling Gel/Lotion, Hair Color and Bleaching, Antiperspirant/Deodorant (Men's), Around-eye Cream, Acne Treatment, Exfoliant/Scrub, Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Sunscreen/Tanning Oil, Foundation, Mascara, Foot Treatment, Anti-aging, Sunless Tanning, Skin Fading/Lightener, After Shave, Perfume, Relaxer, Eye Liner, Shaving Cream (Men's), Concealer, Hair Spray, Styling Mousse/Foam, Anti-itch/rash Cream, Body Firming Lotion, Toothpaste, Body Spray, Lip Gloss, Bar Soap, Hair-loss Treatment, Depilatory, Bath Oil/Salts/Soak, Pain/Wound Treatment, Shaving Cream, Liquid Hand Soap, Bubble Bath, Cologne, Baby Lotion



Classification
& Labeling

Source:
FDA

Related Disease: Contact dermatitis

•Listed on labels as:
PROPYLENE GLYCOL; PROPYLENE GYLCOL; PROPLENE GLYCOL; PROPLYENE GLYCOL; PROPYLENE GYCOL; PROPYLENE GLCYOL; PROYLENE GLYCOL; PROPTYLENE GLYCOL; 1,2-PROPANEDIOL


Sources/Uses


Source:
Haz-Map
hazmap.nlm.nih.gov

Used in antifreeze and deicing solutions for cars, boats, and aircraft; also used as a solvent for paints and plastics and to create harmless, artificial smoke for training and theatrical purposes.

Symptoms


Source:
CDC

(Center for Disease Control)
cdc.gov/niosh

• No data available from CDC.

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