|Propylene glycol is a synthetic liquid substance used by the chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries.
The FDA classifies propylene glycol as “generally recognized as safe” for use in food.
Propylene Glycol is poisonous to dogs if consumed in large quantities.
Cats are particular sensitive to propylene glycol and can cause abnormalities in their red blood cells.
FDA prohibits its use in cat food formulation.
|Diethanolamine (DEA) function as emulsifiers to produce foam and bubbles in cosmetics and also adjusts the product’s pH value.
DEA on its own does not create problems for humans. However, DEA can interact with other ingredients to create “nitrosodiethanolamine (NDEA)” which is carcinogenic (potential to cause cancer).
DEA is toxic to aquatic animals and can cause cancer in animals.
|Dioxane is not an ingredient in consumer products but is a by-product from reactions between raw materials.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has identified dioxane as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
In laboratory tests, rats and mice exposed to dioxane through air or water developed cancers.