What is it?
What are the effects?
This substance belongs to the groups:
1-Naphthol is restricted for use in cosmetics in the European Union and Canada.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have registered that 1-Naphthol is “harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin, causes serious eye damage, causes skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation.”
How is it used?
In cosmetics*, 1-Naphthol is used as a hair dye substance in oxidative hair color and bleaching products. The chemical can also be found in various pharmaceuticals and other dyes.
We use the European Commissions definition of Cosmetics:
“Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup”.
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