Slab Stink

We’ve posted in the past about avoiding triethanolamine (TEA), a chemical used in fragrance, grooming products, and cosmetics for emulsification. And last week we were sickened to find that it’s also used in admixtures for cement as in slabs or polished concrete floors of homes and buildings. Triethanolamine, which now rolls off our tongues, has been “…proven to have detrimental effects on human skin, on the immune system and has been classified as a respiratory toxicant…” So, yeah, avoid this one. Read those ingredients and find those MSDS sheets.

Triethanolamine: Uses and Safety Information Triethanolamine is an organic compound that is comprised of ethylene oxide and ammonia. This chemical compound is commonly found in a number of cosmetic products and is also used in several different medical applications. In cosmetic uses, triethanolamine…
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