Butyl Cellosolve is a toxic agent used in many cleaning products. Despite the toxic danger a lot of these products are marketed as “green” and “non-toxic”.
Butyl Cellosolve is absorbed through the skin and lungs causing a variety of health issues depending on the level of exposure.
Potential symptoms: Eye, nose, throat and skin irritation; cough; hemolysis, hematuria, anemia; central nervous system depression, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, unconsciousness; headache, vomiting; pulmonary edema; eye redness, pain, blurred vision; liver and kidney damage; INGES ACUTE: Abdominal pain, diarrhea; nausea; metabolic acidosis; SKIN ABS.
Health Effects: Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Skin—Mild (HE16); Blood disorders, anemia (HE12); CNS effects—Narcosis (HE8). It may also damage a developing fetus.
Affected organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, CNS, hematopoietic system, blood, kidneys, liver, lymphoid system, reproductive system.