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Oxybenzone

EC / List no.: 205-031-5

CAS no.: 131-57-7

Mol. formula: C14H12O3

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GHS07: Health hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in CLP notifications this substance is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, is very toxic to aquatic life, causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation.

  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 - 1 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing and at industrial sites.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing and at industrial sites.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and finger paints.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones) and stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, cosmetics and personal care products, adhesives and sealants, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and finger paints.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: wood and wood products and machinery and vehicles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, polymers, adhesives and sealants and coating products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, adhesives and sealants, photo-chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles and in processing aids at industrial sites.

Manufacture

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

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