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BENZISOTHIAZOLINONE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of acute aquatic toxicity; skin irritation/allergies/damage; biodegradation
BENZISOTHIAZOLINONE can be found in 201 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
The US EPA reports the LC50 value is moderately toxic to aquatic life.
 
moderate
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2005. Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Benzisothiazoline-3-one.
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has very high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The US EPA reports benzisothiazolinone is a moderate skin sensitizer.
 
some
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2005. Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Benzisothiazoline-3-one.
A peer-reviewed study reports that this substance is a skin sensitizer.
 
some
 
D. A. Basketter, R. Rodford, I. Kimber, I. Smith & J. E. Wahlberg. 1999. Skin sensitization risk assessment: a comparative evaluation of 3 isothiazolinone biocides. Contact dermatitis 40(3), 150-4.
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance in inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The US EPA reports this substance is not mutagenic.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2005. Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for Benzisothiazoline-3-one.
 
 
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