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Phenol raises a high level of health concern and is of regulatory concern because:

  • This ingredient is authoritatively classified as "known to be neurotoxic in man," according to the medical literature (Article by P Grandjean and PJ Landrigan in Lancet)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing respiratory toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing kidney toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing neurotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing gastrointestinal or liver toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing reproductive toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing developmental toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing cardiovascular or blood toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is not very potent via ingestion and capable of causing adverse effects at higher doses.
  • This ingredient has been restricted for use in cosmetics in Japan.
  • Indicates that an ingredient in this product has been prohibited in cosmetics use by the European Union.
  • This ingredient has been banned for use in cosmetics in Canada.

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From Wikipedia

Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5OH. It is a white, crystalline solid. This functional group consists of a phenyl, bonded to a hydroxyl (-OH). It is produced on a large scale (about 7 billion kg/year) as a precursor to many materials and useful compounds.[1] It is a mildly acidic compound that requires careful handling....

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