What is it?

“4,4′-methylenedi o -toluidin is a chemical compound from the group of aromatic amino compounds. It has the chemical formula C15H18N2.” Wikipedia (translated from German)

What are the effects?

This substance belongs to the groups:

4,4′-methylenedi o -toluidin is an CMR substance, meaning its classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CRM).

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) identifies that 4,4′-methylenedi o -toluidin “may cause cancer, is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, is harmful if swallowed and may cause an allergic skin reaction.”

4,4′-methylenedi o -toluidin is on ECHA Candidate List of “Substances of very High Concern.”

How is it used?

It is unlikely that you will ll find this substance in a cosmetic product. It is mainly used as an intermediate in the manufacture of other substances, for industrial use, or in research. If you find it in the content list of a product, we would be happy if you would want to share it!

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