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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for biodegradation; acute aquatic toxicity; damage to vision
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL can be found in 157 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is anaerobically degradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
EPA testing shows this substance has low acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
EPA Fathead Minnow Acute Toxicity Database - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Causes serious eye irritation.
 
low
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
Agents classified by the IARC Monographs (through Volume 127) - International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Toxic to lungs when inhaled.
 
some
 
Benjamin J. Blow, Yimin Ge & Zeenat Safdar. 2012. Respiratory failure, lung infiltrates, and hemoptysis in a woman with chronic isopropyl alcohol inhalation. Therapeutic advances in respiratory disease 6(3), 189-93.
Human evidence suggests isopropyl alcohol can be a sensitizer.
 
some
 
Juan García-Gavín, Ruth Lissens, Ann Timmermans & An Goossens. 2011. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by isopropyl alcohol: a missed allergen?. Contact dermatitis 65(2), 101-6.
Toxic if ingested.
 
some
 
Fahim Zaman, Aslam Pervez & Kenneth Abreo. 2002. Isopropyl alcohol intoxication: a diagnostic challenge. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 40(3), E12.
 
 
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