Acetone
(in 320 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
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About:

Functions:
1. Insecticide / Pesticide - Kills or inhibits unwanted organisms
2. Solvent (Cosmetics) - Enhances the properties of other ingredients
Acetone is a colorless, volatile, flammable organic solvent. Acetone occurs naturally in plants, trees, forest fires, vehicle exhaust and as a breakdown product of animal fat metabolism. This agent may be normally present in very small quantities in urine and blood; larger amounts may be found in the urine and blood of diabetics. Acetone is toxic in high doses. (NCI04)
It is volatile organic compounds, flavoring agents and solvent.
Scientific References:
Regulatory References:
1. US FDA Food Additives Status List [2018]
- Acetone
2. Japan’s List of Designated Food Additives under Article 10 of the Food Sanitation Act
- Acetone
3. CANADA Natural Health Products Ingredients Database [2018]
- Acetone
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4. Hong Kong Cap. 145 CONTROL OF CHEMICALS ORDINANCE ─ Schedule 3
- Acetone

Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
2. May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
3. May cause drowsiness or dizziness (H336)
4. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child (H361)
5. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)

Potential Health Concerns For:

1. Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury (PubMed ID:1802361)
2. Cranial Nerve Diseases (PubMed ID:12635524)
3. Cystitis (PubMed ID:19618450)
4. Ketosis (PubMed ID:6138230)
5. Neoplasms, Experimental (PubMed ID:9496914)
6. Skin Neoplasms (PubMed ID:9496914)
7. Sleep Apnea, Obstructive (PubMed ID:28003437)
8. Urination Disorders (PubMed ID:19618450)

Potential Health Benefits For:

1. Seizures (PubMed ID:19694724)

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