Biocides

Airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by methylisothiazolinone in a child sensitized from wet wipes

Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is causing an epidemic of allergic contact dermatitis in Europe. We describe a 3-year-old girl sensitized from MI in wet wipes who later developed facial dermatitis twice, as a result of MI being emitted from freshly painted walls in a new apartment. Date: February 2014 Source: ResearchGate Author: Jakob Torp [...]

Disinfectant (Quats) Causes Reproductive Problems in Mice

Mice exposed to disinfectants in commercial-grade cleaning products took longer to get pregnant, had fewer pups and suffered more miscarriages and distressed fetuses Date: August 14, 2014 Source: Scientific American Author: Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News Excerpt: "Mice exposed to disinfectants in commercial-grade cleaning products took longer to get pregnant, [...]