Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About 1,2,4-TRIHYDROXYBENZENE: 1, 2, 4-Trihydroxybenzene is a phenol.
Function(s): Hair Colorant; HAIR DYEING
Synoym(s): 1,2,4-BENZENETRIOL; 4-HYDROXYCATECHOL; BENZENE-1,2,4-TRIOL; HYDROQUINONE, HYDROXY-; HYDROXYHYDROQUINONE; HYDROXYQUINOL; OXYHYDROCHINON (GERMAN) ; OXYHYDROQUINONE
|Cancer - limited evidence||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - ||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|257 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.|
|EU (European Union)- Strategy for Endocrine Disrupters 2007. Commision on endocrin disruption requested by the European Parliament in 1998.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
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