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 but are often added to dishwasher detergents to prevent corrosion or rust which occurs from the addition of Oxygen-based bleaches in the moist environmentii. 1,2,3 -Benzotriazole can cause eye irritation, is harmful if swallowedvi and has been classified by the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards as a suspected Human Carcinogenvii. Benzotriazoles are also chemicals which have low biodegradabilityvi, a cause for concern considering they are often not removed during wastewater treatment and are also toxic to aquatic organismsvi. Benzotriazoles are essentially an additive to dishwasher detergents. REFERENCES: ii) Benzotriazole and Tolyltriazole as Aquatic Contaminants. 1. Input and Occurrence in Rivers and Lakes vi) Benzotriazole MSDS Lanxess vii) 1,2,3-Benzotriazole Dutch committee