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Which products contain methylchloroisothiazolinone?

Which products contain methylchloroisothiazolinone?

Where is methylisothiazolinone found?

Cosmetics Pharmaceutical/self-hygiene products Household/industrial products
Bronzers/self-tanners Shampoo/conditioners Fabric softeners/ washing detergents
Eye shadows Bubble baths Polishes
Mascaras Soaps/hand washes/body washes Pesticides
Make-up removers Baby wet wipes Paints

Can you be allergic to methylchloroisothiazolinone?

Methylchloroisothiazolinone can cause skin problems when it’s used in large amounts in different products. This is called sensitization. It engages your immune system and irritates your skin. Once this happens you may become permanently allergic to methylchloroisothiazolinone the next time you are exposed to it.

What is the ingredient Methylisothiazolinone?

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is a preservative that is found in a wide array of liquid cosmetics, personal care products and cleaning products on the market today. Its function is to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

How many people are allergic to Methylisothiazolinone?

Epidemic of allergy to preservative Methylisothiazolinone “Our current rate of positive test reactions to MI to November 2013 is 11.3% (40 patients who had relevant reactions of a total 353), compared with a rate of 3.5% (15/428) in 2011 and 8.4% (38/454) in 2012”, Dr Cahill wrote.

Does Eucerin contain methylisothiazolinone?

SkinSAFE has reviewed the ingredients of Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream, 226g and found it to be 91% Top Allergen Free and free of Nickel, Top Common Allergy Causing Preservatives, Lanolin, Topical Antibiotic, Paraben, MCI/MI, Soy, and Dye. Product is Teen Safe.

Is methylisothiazolinone harmful?

Methylisothiazolinone is moderately to highly acutely toxic in oral, dermal, eye irritation, dermal irritation, and inhalation acute toxicity studies. The use of methylisothiazolinone in the manufacture of paper, paperboard, and adhesives which may contact food is regulated by FDA.

What does Methylisothiazolinone do to the skin?

Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), especially when paired with methylisothiazolinone (MI), is an effective preservative. In high concentrations it can be a skin irritant and even cause chemical burns.

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Ruth Doyle