Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About BISPYRITHIONE: Bispyrithione is a heterocyclic disulfide.
Function(s): Cosmetic Biocide
Synonym(s): 1,1'-DIOXIDE PYRIDINE, 2,2'-DITHIOBIS-; 2,2'-DITHIOBIS- 1,1'-DIOXIDE PYRIDINE; 2,2'-THIOBISPYRIDINE-1,1'-DIOXIDE; BIS (2-PYRIDINE-N-OXIDE) DISULFIDE; DIPYRITHIONE; PYRIDINE, 2,2'-DITHIOBIS-, 1,1'-DIOXIDE; 2,2'-DITHIODIPYRIDINE-1,1'-DIOXIDE; DIPYRITHIONE; OMADINE DISULFIDE; OMADINE DS; OSY 20
|Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
|8 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
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