Polymethyl Methacrylate

EWG level: 1

This is a synthetic polymer. Polymethyl Methacrylate compounds made up of small repeating units called monomers. Polymethyl Methacrylate contains only one monomer, methyl methacrylate, while the cross polymers also include the cross linking monomer ethylene dimethacrylate. These polymers are used in eye makeup, other makeup, as well as hair and nail care products. Polymer that’s commonly used as a synthetic film-forming agent. These devices are placed directly into the body and are intended to remain in the body for long periods of time. In addition to its use in cosmetics and personal care products and medical devices, Polymethyl Methacrylate can be made into large clear sheets for use instead of glass. In the form of large sheets, Polymethyl Methacrylate may be called acrylic glass.Its functions are: Film Former; Film Forming

“Classified as medium human health priority” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

Concerns, “Cancer -not classifiable/not likely to be human carcinogen “(Int’l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – Carcinogens)

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