Formaldehyde

 

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Facts about this ingredient

  • Formaldehyde is suspected of causing endocrine-disrupting effects, according to European Commission Annex 13. Includes both Category 1 (evidence for endocrine disruption in living organisms) and Category 2 (evidence of potential to cause endocrine disruption in in vitro studies)
  • Formaldehyde is suspected of causing gastrointestinal orlLiver Toxicity Hazards, according to various official national and international hazard classification systems and/or by being recognized under EPA - IRIS Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC) list and/or EPA - IRIS Oral Reference Dose (RfD) as having appropriate critical effects.
  • Formaldehyde is suspected of causing asthma. This list is a compilation of various sources including those that "may cause sensitization by inhalation" and includes some agents that are identified according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) as asthmagens or chemicals of concern for their potential to cause asthma.
  • "Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer, according to the State of California (Proposition 65) and/or an official classifications of Carcinogen Category 1A and 1B as defined under an EU regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008) and/or WHMIS 2015 classifications as provided by the Commission des normes, de l'equite, de la sante et de la securite du travail, (Sante et de la securite du travai service du repertoire toxicologique) in Quebec. "
  • Formaldehyde is a suspected neurotoxin.
  • Formaldehyde is suspected of causing neurotoxicity, according to various official national and internation hazard classification systems and/or by being recognized under EPA - IRIS Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC) list and/or EPA - IRIS Oral Reference Dose (RfD) as having appropriate critical effects.
  • Formaldehyde is suspected of causing heritable genetic damage according a European regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008).
  • Formaldehyde is potent via ingestion and capable of causing adverse effects at low doses.
  • Formaldehyde has been restricted in cosmetics use by the European Union.
  • Formaldehyde has been restricted for use in cosmetics in Canada.
  • Concern that this preservative releases formaldehyde into a product and may therefore cause consumer exposure to a recognized carcinogen.

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