1,2,3-Benzotriazole

NASTY, not used in ecostore products

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High Health Hazard. Skin and eye irritant and classified as a carcinogen.

Benzotriazoles such as 1,2,3-Benzotriazole are petrochemical derived ingredients which have many functions but are often added to dishwasher detergents to prevent corrosion or rust which occurs from the addition of Oxygen-based bleaches in the moist environmentii. 1,2,3 -Benzotriazole can cause eye irritation, is harmful if swallowedvi and has been classified by the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards as a suspected Human Carcinogenvii. Benzotriazoles are also chemicals which have low biodegradabilityvi, a cause for concern considering they are often not removed during wastewater treatment and are also toxic to aquatic organismsvi. Benzotriazoles are essentially an additive to dishwasher detergents.

 

REFERENCES:

ii) Benzotriazole and Tolyltriazole as Aquatic Contaminants. 1. Input and Occurrence in Rivers and Lakes

vi)  Benzotriazole MSDS Lanxess

vii) 1,2,3-Benzotriazole Dutch committee

INCI Name 1,2,3-Benzotriazole
Ingredient Origins Hydrocarbons
EWG Rating 1 - 1
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