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BUTOXYDIGLYCOL


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 

About BUTOXYDIGLYCOL: Butoxydiglycol is an ether alcohol.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Solvent; Viscosity Decreasing Agent; MASKING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synoym(s): 2- (2-BUTOXYETHOXY) - ETHANOL; 2- (2-BUTOXYETHOXY) ETHANOL; BUTYL CARBITOL; BUTYL DIGLYCOL; BUTYL DIOXITOL; DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER; ETHANOL, 2 (2BUTOXYETHOXY) ; ETHANOL, 2- (2-BUTOXYETHOXY) -; MONOBUTYL DIETHYLENE GLYCOL ETHER; 2- (2-BUTOXYETHOXY) ETHANOL; BUCB

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - CosIng

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))National Library of Medicine HazMap

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of cardiovascular or blood toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))National Library of Medicine HazMap
One or more animal studies show effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide Ingredients
reproductive - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox study (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))National Library of Medicine HazMap

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as irritantEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Cancer

Concern Reference
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansEPA Water Disinfection By-Products Carcinogenicity

Neurotoxicity

Concern Reference
nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox study (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))National Library of Medicine HazMap

Data gaps

Concern Reference
37 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.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1987 & 2005. Office of Pesticide Programs. Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients in Pesticide Products - Categorized List of Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 2006. EPA Water Disinfection By-Products with Carcinogenicity Estimates. Last updated: 10 April 2006.
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/ .
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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