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To: The UK government and the EU
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)