Butyl Cellosolve

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Butyl Cellosolve

Butyl Cellosolve: also known as Butyl Cellusolve, Butoxyethanol, Butyl Glycol and Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) is a toxic agent used in many industrial and domestic cleaners – many of which claim to be non-hazardous. It is absorbed through the skin and lungs causing a variety of health issues depending on the level of exposure. It is a neurotoxin that not only weakens the nervous system, but also causes damage to the liver, kidneys and mucous membranes within your body.

Butyl cellosolve is a chemical found in countless household cleaning agents, including but not limited to air fresheners, glass cleaners, tarnish removers, oven cleaners, degreasing agents, carpet cleaners and spot removers. It’s usually used in heavy concentration, toxic when inhaled or touched, and yes, is responsible for that “fresh” scent you experience when stepping into a newly washed vehicle.

Health Effects: Eye, nose, throat and skin irritation; cough; Blood disorders, central nervous system depression, dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness, unconsciousness; headache, vomiting; pulmonary edema; eye redness, pain, blurred vision; liver and kidney damage; Abdominal pain, diarrhoea; nausea. It may also damage a developing foetus.
Affected organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, CNS, hematopoietic system, blood, kidneys, liver, lymphoid system, reproductive system.

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