What is it?
What are the effects?
This substance belongs to the groups:
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) list limonene as a substance causing allergies.
Limonene is reported as an allergen in CosIng, the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
Limonene is restricted for use in cosmetic products in the European Union by CosIng, the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
How is it used?
Limonene is used in many consumer products because of its lemon-orange odor. The substance compound can be found in all kinds of cosmetic* and household products*, and as a flavouring agent in foods and medicines.
Because of the substance’s solvent properties (dissolves other substances), it is also used for filament-fused 3D printing.
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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