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TINOSORB M


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About TINOSORB M: Not an approved active ingredient in the U.S., Tinosorb M may still be found in some cosmetic products. Few studies exist on this chemical. It is photostable and does not absorb through the skin.

Function(s): Ultraviolet Light Absorber; UV FILTER

Synonym(s): METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL, BISOCTRIZOLER; MBBT

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Associated with immunotoxicity or allergiesGonzalez-Perez R, Trebol I, Garcia-Rio I, Arregui MA, Soloeta R

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Wildlife and environmental toxicityEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

Concern Reference
22 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
Gonzalez-Perez R, Trebol I, Garcia-Rio I, Arregui MA, Soloeta R. 2007. Allergic contact dermatitis from methylene-bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M). Contact dermatitis 56(2): 121.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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