Petrochemicals Petrochemicals



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Petrochemicals: Chemicals made from natural gas and (nonrenewable resources), which includes materials such as polyurethane foam and plastics or vinyls (like PVCs), as well as personal care ingredients like paraffin and petrolatumphenol: Found in laundry detergents as well as lip balms. Phenol vapors are extremely irritating to the eyes, throat, and lungs, and can cause third-degree burns with extended skin exposure. Phenol also is toxic to the central nervous system and the heart, and linked to coma and seizures. Skin Deep score: 9

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