Petroleum Distillates

EWG Level: 5

Petroleum Distillates is a mixture of volatile hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. This is a broad term that refers to any one of numerous petroleum fractions. Petroleum Distillates is a clear, colorless liquid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Petroleum Distillates may be used in makeup, hair, nail, and skin care products.

Funtions: Antifoaming Agent; Solvent

Cancer Concerns, “Possible human carcinogen, Possible mutagen” (European Union – Classification & Labelling)

Organ system toxicity “Classified as a high human health priority, Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans, Not suspected to be persistent” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

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