Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are synthetic antioxidants used as preservatives to extend shelf life. They are possible carcinogens and hormone disruptors and may also cause liver damage. These preservatives are also commonly used in foods.
Concerns: Liver damage, endocrine disruption, possible carcinogen, organ system toxicity, bioaccumulation, skin and eye irritation
On the Label: BHA, BHT, ANTIOXYNE B; ANTRANCINE 12; EEC NO. E320; EMBANOX; NIPANTIOX 1-F; PROTEX; SUSTANE 1-F; TENOX BHA
Found In: Lip products, hair products, makeup, sunscreen, antiperspirant/deodorant, fragrance, creams, diaper creams, and cosmetics
Pregnant women and infants are at highest risk
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