What is it?
o-Phenylphenol is a preservative and fungicide used in cosmetics, in agriculture, in cutting fluids, and in cleaning compounds.  It may also be used as an intermediate in dye manufacture.

How do I avoid it?
You should avoid contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

Uses:
  • Agricultural fungicide for citrus fruits 
  • Germicide and fungicide in cosmetics 
  • Used in manufacture dye, resins, rubber chemicals, and paints 
  • Preservative in cooling fluids, detergents, and cleaning compounds
  • Disinfectant in households, hospitals, nursing homes, farms, laundries, barber shops, and food processing plants
  • Personal care
    • Underarm deodorants
    • Facial cleanser
Other names for o-phenylphenol: 
  • 2-Phenylphenol
  • Dowicide 1 
  • Phenylphenol O
  • o-Diphenylol 
  • Orthophenulphenol 
  • Biphenylol 
  • 2-hydroxybiphenyl 
  • Orthoxenol

How safe is it?

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