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    1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane

    What is it?

    By-product of ethoxylation.  You can see by-products of ethoxalation on product labels when you see: PEG & PPG (sometimes followed by a number IE: PEG-100), Polyethylene, Polyoxyethylene and Polyethylene glycol.

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    A carcinogenic contaminant of cosmetic products. Almost 50% of cosmetics containing ethoxylated surfactants were found to contain dioxane.

    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

    1,4-DIOXANE MAY EXERT ITS EFFECTS THROUGH INHALATION, SKIN ABSORPTION, AND INGESTION.1,4-DIOXANE IS LISTED AS A CARCINOGEN. EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE: 1,4-DIOXANE IS AN EYE AND MUCOUS MEMBRANE IRRITANT, PRIMARY SKIN IRRITANT, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANT, NEPHROTOXIN, AND HEPATOTOXIN. ACUTE EXPOSURE CAUSES IRRITATION, HEADACHE, DIZZINESS, AND NARCOSIS. CHRONIC INHALATION EXPOSURE CAN PRODUCE DAMAGE TO THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS, AND BLOOD DISORDERS. MEDICAL CONDITION AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE PRECLUDE FROM EXPOSURE THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISEASE OF THE BLOOD, LIVER KIDNEYS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, AND THOSE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DERMATITIS.

    Reference: http://1.usa.gov/1EAIIPb

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    1,4-Dioxane

    1,4-Dioxane

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