Made up of chemicals that have been linked to breathing difficulties, allergic reactions, and asthma.
2. Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Possible skin irritant and respiratory irritant. Can cause asthma. Also referred to as “QUATS”
Can cause bronchitis and asthma, irritation to nose and throat, eye and skin irritation.
Can cause thyroid disruption, lung and respiratory irritation. Dangerous for people with heart condition or chronic respiratory problems.
Preservative associated with allergic reactions. Causes skin, eye, and lung irritation.
6. Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives
Preservatives may harm the brain, and interfere with growth and development. Associated with allergic reactions.
Can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. May interfere with hormone activity.
Possible disruption of thyroid and reproductive hormones.
May cause reproductive issues and hormone imbalance. Associated with developmental disorders in children.
May damage men’s reproductive system leading to reduced sperm counts. Associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.