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To: The UK government and the EU

Ban Isothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone and Chloroisothiazolinone

Ban Isothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone and Chloroisothiazolinone

Reverse the approval for Isothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone and Chloroisothiazolinone to be added as a preservative to a diverse range of products including cosmetics and household cleaners

Why is this important?

Many people have an allergy to these chemicals and have developed dermatitis and eczema as adults for the first time since these chemicals were approved and began to be used by manufacturers. Some manufacturers list all ingredients on the labels, thus allowing people who realise they are sensitive to the products to avoid them, but a lot more don't list this ingredient although it is included. It also seems that many manufacturers are switching to these chemicals which means that a product which has been tolerated will suddenly become a problem. (image credit, of simple dermatitis: By James Heilman, MD (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Reasons for signing

  • I have recently been diagnosed as allergic to these chemicals after 3 years of facial swelling.
  • I have a friend who has an allergy to these chemicals
  • My best friend is affected by this and it breaks my heart seeing what it's done to her

Updates

2015-06-04 19:42:40 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-06-03 21:33:57 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-04-18 23:25:26 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-03-14 06:12:06 +0000

10 signatures reached