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Fragrance Chemicals Designated Toxic Substances in South Korea

Fragrance Chemicals of Concern Present on the IFRA List 2015

Fragrance chemicals designated Toxic Substances in South Korea (2018)

Additional fragrance chemicals of concern present on IFRA List 2015:

  • Assigned the pictogram GHS08 “Health Hazard” by UN GHS. Click here.
  • Assigned the pictogram GHS06  “Skull and Crossbones” by UN GHS. Click here.
  • Assigned the signal word “Warning” by UN GHS. Click here.
  • Assigned the signal word “Danger” by UN GHS. Click here.
  • On the Canadian Cosmetic Ingredient HotList – chemicals prohibited & restricted for use in cosmetics in Canada. Click here.
  • On the European Union Endocrine Disruptors Priority List. Click here.
  • On the EU Annex ii: Chemicals prohibited from cosmetics in the EU. Click here.
  • On the Washington State List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children. Click here.
  • On the California Proposition 65, carcinogens and reproductive toxicants. Click here.
  • Classified as carcinogens by the IARC Monographs, Volumes 1–113. Click here.
  • Found in the National Toxicology Program 13th Report on Carcinogens. Click here.
  • On the California Department of Toxic Substances Control Candidate Chemical List. Click here.
  • On the European Union Substances of Very High Concern List. Click here.
  • On the ChemSec SIN List. Click here.

This data is included in Women’s Voices for the Earth’s report: Unpacking the Fragrance Industry. Please cite accordingly.

CAS # Chemical name KECI Status Korea GHS Hazard Classifications
105-67-9 2,4-Dimethylphenol (2,4-Xylenol) Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
106-44-5 p-Cresol Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
108-39-4 3-Methylphenol; m-Cresol Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
108-68-9 Xylenol (3,5-Dimethylphenol) Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
108-95-2 Phenol Toxic Substance Genetic toxicity; Acute inhalation toxicity
1310-73-2 Sodium hydroxide Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
131812-52-7 1,3-Dioxolane, 2,4-dimethyl-2-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)-, trans- Toxic Substance Chronic aquatic toxicity: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
131812-67-4 2,4-Dimethyl-2-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)-1,3-dioxolane Toxic Substance Chronic aquatic toxicity: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
1319-77-3 Cresols, Cresol mixtures Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
1330-20-7 Xylenes Toxic Substance Specific target organ systemic toxicity, Acute inhalation toxicity
141-78-6 Ethyl acetate Toxic Substance Serious eye damage/eye irritation, Specific target organ systemic toxicity
144020-22-4 Acetic acid, anhydride, reaction products with 1,5,10-trimethyl-1,5,9-cyclododecatriene Toxic Substance Skin Sensitization
20407-84-5 2-trans-Dodecenal Toxic Substance Chronic aquatic toxicity: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
25154-52-3 Nonylphenol Toxic Substance/restricted Reproductive Toxicity: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
26172-55-4 3(2H)-Isothiazolone, 5-chloro-2-methyl- Toxic Substance Acute Inhalation Toxicity: Fatal if inhaled, Acute dermal toxicity: Fatal in contact with skin
26172-55-4 3(2H)-Isothiazolone, 5-chloro-2-methyl- Toxic Substance Acute Inhalation Toxicity: Fatal if inhaled, Acute dermal toxicity: Fatal in contact with skin
3100-36-5 Cyclohexadec-8-en-1-one mixture of cis and trans isomer Toxic Substance Chronic aquatic toxicity: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
478695-70-4 Propanedioic acid, 1-(3,3-dimethylcyclohexyl) ethyl, ethyl ester Toxic Substance Chronic aquatic toxicity: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
576-26-1 2,6-Xylenol Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
61789-71-7 Benzalkonium chloride Toxic Substance Acute aquatic toxicity, Acute oral toxicity
68391-01-5 Benzalkonium chloride Toxic Substance Acute aquatic toxicity, Acute oral toxicity
68424-85-1 Benzalkonium chloride Toxic Substance Acute aquatic toxicity, Acute oral toxicity
7173-51-5 Didecyldimethylammoniumchloride Toxic Substance Chronic aquatic toxicity, Skin corrosion/irritation
78-93-3 Methyl ethyl ketone Toxic Substance Serious eye damage/eye irritation, Specific target organ systemic toxicity
8001-54-5 Benzalkonium chloride Toxic Substance Acute aquatic toxicity, Acute oral toxicity
84852-15-3 4-Nonylphenol, branched [2] Toxic Substance/restricted Reproductive Toxicity: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
9016-45-9 Nonylphenol, ethoxylated Toxic Substance/restricted Acute dermal toxicity
95-48-7 2-Methylphenol, o-Cresol Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
95-87-4 2,5-Xylenol Toxic Substance Skin corrosion/irritation: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
98-01-1 Furfural Toxic Substance Carcinogenicity, Acute Inhalation Toxicity: Fatal if inhaled

IFRA Fragrance Transparency list: http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/ingredients
KECI National Chemicals Information System Search: http://ncis.nier.go.kr/totinfo/TotInfoList.jsp
Korea GHS Classification List: http://ncis.nier.go.kr/ghs/hcs/en/search/search_en_01.jsp