1,2,3-Benzotriazole

INCI Name
1,2,3-Benzotriazole
Ingredient origins
Hydrocarbons
Role
Common name
1,2,3-Benzotriazole
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Nasty
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details

Benzotriazoles such as 1,2,3-Benzotriazole are petrochemical-derived ingredients which have many functions due to their versatility. In dishwasher detergents, these compounds are often added to prevent corrosion or rust which occurs from the addition of oxygen-based bleaches in the moist environmenti. 1,2,3-Benzotriazole can cause eye irritation, is harmful if swallowedii and has been classified by the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards as a suspected human carcinogeniii. Benzotriazoles have low biodegradabilityii and are shown to be toxic to aquatic organismsii, a cause for concern considering they are often not removed during wastewater treatment .





REFERENCES:



i) Walter Giger, Christian Schaffner and Hans-Peter E. Kohler. 2006. Benzotriazole and Tolyltriazole as Aquatic Contaminants. 1. Input and Occurrence in Rivers and Lakes. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2006, 40 (23), pp 7186Ð7192.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es061565j doi: 10.1021/es061565j



ii) Lanxess. 2008. Benzotriazole MSDS

http://www.lidorr.com/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/BZT.pdf



iii) Health Council of the Netherlands. 2000. 1,2,3-Benzotriazole. Health-based recommended occupational exposure limit. The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands, 2000; publication no.2000/14OSH

https://www.gezondheidsraad.nl/nl/node/728