Phthalates

BPA-Free_BottlePhthalates  free products  analysis
One of the plastics container  leaching-out ingredient in cosmetics product are the plastics plasticizer such as BPA ( Bisphenol A) and Phthalates. Phthalate free   or all Natural in Cosmetics product are necessary to  meet international requirement.

Bisphenol A and Phthalates are the plasticizer added to plastic product such as plastic bag, PVC  pump or plastics container may possible have residual present of  Phthalate in trace ppm to trace percentage range.  The High concentration of Phthalate in cosmetics product  are known to cause Endocrine-discrupting   effect and classified as toxicology manifestations and carcinogenic.

AAL  cosmetics Lab has perform routine procedures on  quantitation of  phthalates ester  . The testing can detect  the phthalate up to  100 ppb requirement. Testing can also be performed to allow conformance to EU REACH regulations.   Most Products tested for phthalates include Food contact packaging , consumer goods, plastics, polymers, components, liquids, cosmetics product such as nail polish, hair spray, shampoo, and leave-on products  and more.

Most Common type of Phthalate ester present that are found in consumer product and cosmetics products are listed below .

Di-octyl phthalate(DNOP) CAS No 117-84-0
diisononyl phthalate (DINP), CAS No 28553-12-0
Dibutyl phthalate(DBP) CAS No 84-74-2

Benzyl butyl phthalate(BBP) CAS No 85-68-7
Di-(2-ethyl hexyl phthalate(DEHP) CAS No 117-81-7
diisononyl phthalate (DINP), CAS No 28553-12-0
diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP), CAS No 26761-40-0
EEC directive 2005/84/EEC, (EC) 10/2011 (Union List) and other regulations has set standard for phthalate acceptable limits.  The European Directive  has banned the use of  Phthalate in all Children’s contact product of not more than 0.1% on the market within EU.

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