What is it?
What are the effects?
This substance belongs to the groups:
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) identifies that the substance “may cause cancer and is harmful if swallowed.”
The substance is on ECHA Candidate List of “Substances of very High Concern.”
4-Aminobiphenyl contains amines and may also form toxic nitrosamines in products.
Even though it is not listed on the list of ingredients, products with 4-Aminobiphenyl may contain impurities from:
- Nitrosamines – Linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, organ system toxicity, and is prohibited to use in cosmetics in the EU and Canada.
How is it used?
4-Aminobiphenyl is mainly used in the production of dyes and pigments, most commonly for leather and textiles.
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