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PRESERVATIVES

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
High Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
High Concern
 
Environment
 
Moderate Concern
 
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with potential for cancer; skin irritation/allergies/damage; general systemic/organ effects
This unspecific ingredient, Preservatives, can be found in 136 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Very toxic to aquatic life
 
high
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Suspected of causing cancer
 
high
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Known To Be Human Carcinogen
 
high
 
NTP 12th RoC - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
high
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Carcinogenic to humans
 
high
 
IARC 103 - IARC
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Known to cause cancer
 
high
 
Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Probably carcinogenic to humans
 
high
 
EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Cancer - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Toxic if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Toxic if inhaled
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Toxic in contact with skin
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Generally accepted as an asthmagen
 
moderate
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Causes nasal cancer
 
moderate
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
suspected human carcinogen
 
moderate
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Harmful in contact with skin
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high chronic toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has very high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Asthmagen
 
some
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
May cause respiratory irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
A peer-reviewed study reports this substance causes allergies.
 
some
 
Mustapha Kireche, Jean-Luc Peiffer, Diane Antonios, Isabelle Fabre, Elena Giménez-Arnau, Marc Pallardy, Jean-Pierre Lepoittevin & Jean-Claude Ourlin. 2011. Evidence for chemical and cellular reactivities of the formaldehyde releaser bronopol, independent of formaldehyde release. Chemical research in toxicology 24(12), 2115-28.
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
eye irritation
 
low
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
EPA testing shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
EPA Fathead Minnow Acute Toxicity Database - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance in inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Component: FORMALDEHYDE
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
 
 
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