By HoneyColony Staff
This petrochemical solvent has been linked to a number of diseases. In California and New Jersey it is listed as a hazardous substance. BP used it as a dispersant to “clean up” the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. While single ingredients do not determine the toxicity level of entire formulations or mixtures, consumers should remain aware of the many hazardous chemicals in foods, cosmetics, and everyday household products.
Environmental Working Group Score
Current Status in Products and Foods
Used in lacquers, enamels, varnishes, cosmetics, latex paint, paint thinners, paint stripping products, arts and crafts quick-dry lacquers, auto products, degreasers, industrial and household cleaners such as Simple Green, Turtle Wax, Windex, Easy-Off
Also Known As
Butyl Cellosolve, Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, Corexit (formulation with 30-60% 2-Butoxyethanol)
How It Harms
Respiratory problems, eye and skin irritations, liver and kidney disorders, blood disorders, evidence of carcinogenic activity in rodents
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~bee the change in your household and stay healthy~