2-Methoxyethanol

 

Below Threshold

 

Regulatory Ban

 

High Hazard Concern

Facts about this ingredient

  • 2-Methoxyethanol is suspected of causing kidney toxicity, 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.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol 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)
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is suspected of causing cardiovasular or blood toxicity, 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 an appropriate critical effect.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is a suspected neurotoxin.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol 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.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is known to cause reproductive toxicity in either male or females, according to the State of California (Proposition 65) and/or an official classifications of Reproductive Toxicant Category 1, 1A and 1B (reproductive effects) as defined under an EU regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008) and/or a classification as a reproductive toxin (reproductive effects) according to WHMIS 2015 nonregulatory classifications established 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.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is suspected of impairing fertility according a European regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008).
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is known to cause developmental toxicity (e.g., birth defects), according to the State of California (Proposition 65) and/or an official classifications of Reproductive Toxicant Category 1, 1A and 1B (developmental) as defined under an EU regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008) and/or a classification as a reproductive toxin (developmental) according to nonregulatory WHMIS 2015 classifications established 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.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is potent via ingestion and capable of causing adverse effects at low doses.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is prohibited from use in fragrances under standards issued by the International Fragrance Association
  • 2-Methoxyethanol has been prohibited for use in cosmetics in Canada.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol has been banned for use in cosmetics by the European Union.
  • 2-Methoxyethanol is on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorization

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Benchmark Exception

294060

Professional Easy Off Cleaner Degreaser Concentrate

Safer Choice:this ingredient does not impact this product's rating because the product’s composition has been reviewed and certified by the EPA's Safer Choice Program.

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