What is 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol?
Also known as Bronopol.
It’s used as a preservative.
What’s the problem with 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol?
It’s suspected to be a skin irritant, a lung and liver toxicant, and to have an adverse effect on the human immune system.
It’s a wildlife and environmental toxin.
It ranks as a high hazard on the EWG Skin Deep database.
There are also concerns that it can be contaminated with formaldehyde and nitrosamines.
What’s being done about 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol?
It’s restricted in Canada and in the EU.
European Commission Health & Consumers: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.details&id=28148&back=1
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