What is it?
Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile/Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative or bactericide in many products. It is used in the US in healthcare and cosmetic/personal care products, but may also be used in industry.

How can I avoid it?
Products that contain this substance can be avoided by reading cosmetic labels package inserts to topical medicines, and workplace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Uses:
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
  • Antiperspirants / Deodorants 
  • Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
  • Make-ups
  • Moisturizers
  • Powders / Sprays
  • Shampoos / Conditioners
  • Shaving products
  • Soaps / Cleansers
  • Sunscreens and Self-Tanners
  • Baby products
  • Detergents
  • Foot powder
  • Paper and moist toilet paper
  • Health care/medications
  • Topical medicines
  • Ultrasonic gels
  • Industry
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Color photograph solutions
  • Latex emulsions and paints
  • Metal working fluid
  • Seed disinfectants
  • Wood preservatives
  • Dispersed pigments
  • Pesticide
  • Cutting oils
  • Drilling oils
  • Coolants

Other names for Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile:
  • 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane
  • 2-Bromo-2-(Bromomethyl) Glutaronitrile
  • 2-Bromo-2-(Bromomethyl) Pentanedinitrile
  • 2-Phenoxyethanol
  • Dibromodicyanobutane
  • MDBGN
  • Tektamer 38

Other names for Phenoxyethanol:
  • PE
  • Glutaronitrile, 2-Bromo-2-(Bromomethyl)-
  • Pentanedinitrile, 2-Bromo-2-(Bromomethyl)-
  • 2-Phenyoxyethanol
  • Ethanol, 2-phenoxy-
  • Phenoxethol

How safe is it?

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