- Diethyl Ester Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride – Yet another ingredient in laundry detergents (DEEDMAC). It is a fabric softener. It works by reducing the friction between fibers, and between fibers and the skin. Hair conditioners use this trick also. You can think of a hair conditioner as fabric softener for your head.
What confused me was the claim to it being an ingredient in detergent. Didn’t the history of fabric softener tell us that it wasn’t compatible? Yet, now here it is one ingredient in the product itself that is not compatible with the very idea of the softener. Hmmm, I smell a rat, don’t you?
- Ammonium Chloride: Ammonium chloride is used in and to work on oil wells with clay swelling problems. It is also used as electrolyte in zinc–carbon batteries. Other uses include in hair shampoo, in the glue that bonds plywood, and in cleaning products. In hair shampoo, it is used as a thickening agent in ammonium-based surfactant systems, such as ammonium lauryl sulfate. Ammonium chloride is used in the textile and leather industry in dyeing, tanning, textile printing and to luster cotton.
- Calcium Chloride: Calcium chloride can act as an irritant by drying out moist skin. Solid calcium chloride dissolves, changes chemically when heated, and burns can result in the mouth and esophagus if it is ingested. Ingestion of concentrated solutions or solid products may cause gastrointestinal irritation or ulceration
- Formic Acid: Formic acid has low toxicity (hence its use as a food additive). The concentrated acid is, however, corrosive to the skin. Formic acid is readily metabolized and eliminated by the body. Nonetheless, it has specific toxic effects; the formic acid and formaldehyde produced as metabolites of methanol are responsible for the optic nerve damage, causing blindness seen in methanol poisoning. Some chronic effects of formic acid exposure have been documented. Some experiments on bacterial species have demonstrated it to be a mutagen. Chronic exposure to humans may cause kidney damage. Another effect of chronic exposure is development of a skin allergy that manifests upon re-exposure to the chemical.
- Polydimethylsiloxane: Many people are indirectly familiar with PDMS because it is an important component in Silly Putty, to which PDMS imparts its characteristic resistant stretch properties. The rubbery, vinegary-smelling silicone caulks, adhesives, and aquarium sealants are also well-known. PDMS is also used as a component in silicone grease and other silicone based lubricants, as well as in defoaming agents, mold release agents, damping fluids, heat transfer fluids, polishes, cosmetics, hair conditioners and other applications. PDMS has also been used as a filler fluid in breast implants, although this practice has decreased somewhat, due to safety concerns.
- Dimethicone is also the active silicone fluid in automotive viscous limited slip differentials and couplings.
- Activated dimethicone, a mixture of polydimethylsiloxanes and silicon dioxide (sometimes called simethicone), is used in over-the-counter drug as an anti-foaming agent and red coloring. This silicone can be found in many processed foods and fast food items such as McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and Wendy’s French fries.
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- Benzisothiazolinone has a microbicide and a fungicide mode of action. It is used as a preservative in emulsion paints, varnishes, adhesives, washing agents, fuels and in the paper-making process. It is a known human immune system toxicant, and also is classified as irritant for skin, eyes and lungs. It is widely used as active ingredient of many home cleaning products.
- Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetate: a calcium or zinc salt that is used to perform medical imaging of the brain, kidneys, and lungs. It is can also be used to remove certain radioactive materials, except uranium or neptunium, from a person’s body. DTPA is capable of binding to certain radioactive materials and speed up the release of these materials in the urine, thus reducing the amount of internal contamination. DTPA does not build up in the body or cause long-term health effects. People who are given repeat does of Ca-DTPA within a short period of time may have some of the side effects which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, fever, itching skin, and muscle cramps, but these symptoms decrease between treatments. Ca-DTPA is safe for most adults, but people who have kidney disease or bone marrow depression, pregnant women or children younger than 18 years of age should not take it. Children and pregnant women under a doctor’s can take Zn-DTPA in small doses.
Alpha Terpineol: can cause central nervous damage and respiratory problems
Camphor: causes central nervous disorders, is easily absorbed through skin
Chloroform: a carcinogenic neurotoxin preferred by Ted Bundy
Benzyl Acetate: linked to pancreatic cancer
Benyl Alcohol: respiratory tract irritant
Ethanol: on the EPA’s “hazardous waste” list, can cause central nervous system disorders
Ethyl Acetate: a narcotic on the EPA’s “hazardous waste” list
Limonene: a known carcinogen that irritates eyes and skin
Linalool: causes central nervous system disorders and depresses heart activity
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