1,4-Dioxane is not an ingredient added to the products, but a substance that occurs during the process.
Less irritant to the skin by the ethoxylation process of SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) which is found in foam-forming products such as 1,4-dioxane, shampoo, liquid soap, dishwashing detergent, bath foam, shower gel, toothpaste and which is irritating to the skin. SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate).
In particular, products containing SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate), PEG compounds (poly ethylene glycol, polyethylene), ceteareth, xynol and oleth class chemicals have a higher risk of 1,4-dioxane.
1,4-Dioxane is readily absorbed from the skin. Especially in bath products where the skin is heated and the pores are open, the absorption increases even more.
It is classified as a possible carcinogenic compound in humans by the American EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the International Cancer Research Agency (Group 2B).
1,4-dioxane may cause undesirable side effects in the central nervous system, kidneys, lungs and liver.
In Canada, 1,4-dioxane for cosmetic products has been banned as unsafe.
According to the European Economic Community (economic community of Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) cosmetic directives, commercial products should not contain 1,4-dioxane.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety states that bitmiş10 ppm for 1,4-dioxane in finished cosmetic products is safe for cosmetic products. It has been suggested by SCCS that the target level for cosmetic products should be 10 ppm or less.
1,4-dioxane analysis is performed by our accredited laboratory.
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