Polyethylene glycol

NASTY, not used in ecostore products

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High Health Hazard. 1,4 dioxane contamination concerns.

Polyethylene glycol’s are chemicals with a range of applications, such as surfactants, skin conditioning agents, and/or emulsifying agents, often in baby productsi. The starting materials used to make PEG’s are both known to cause canceri, and there is a possibility that the raw material PEG’s are contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, another carcinogeniii.



i) Safety Assessment of Alkyl PEG/PPG Ethers as Used in Cosmetics

iii)Occurrence of 1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetic Raw Materials and Finished Cosmetic Products

INCI Name Polyethylene glycol
Ingredient Origins Hydrocarbons
EWG Rating 3 - 3
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