Ethanolamine

NASTY, not used in ecostore products

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High Health Hazard. Ethanolamine is very harsh on skin anad eyes and can be contaminated with carcinogenic ingredients.

Ethanolamine is a chemical used in many personal care products as a pH adjuster, buffer and surfactantii, as well as cleaning products. It is very harsh on skin and eyes and can cause severe skin burns, eye damage is harmful if inhaled and can cause dermatitis from prolonged exposureiii. Monoethanolamine or MEA is known to be contaminated with some Diethanolamine (DEA). DEA is known to form nitrosamines, which are highly carcinogenic compoundsii.

 

REFERENCES:

ii) CIR MEA

iii) MSDS MEA

INCI Name Ethanolamine
Ingredient Origins Hydrocarbons
EWG Rating 5 - 6
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