A-Z List of Toxic Chemicals Within The Glycol Ethers Category

Chemicals Banned by EPA are extremely toxic, especially to the environment. Here is a list of toxic chemicals within the glycol ethers category.

List of Toxic Chemicals Within The Glycol Ethers Category

This list is released by EPA by providing three lists and chemical names to aid the related community in whether or not the report for the glycol ethers ingredients in their products.

1. Certain Glycol Ethers

the list consists only the chemicals that have a great amount of glycols ethers in their compounds. This toxic substance is Dangerous Chemicals In Everyday Life that its complex combination in various chemical substance makes it even dangerous.

Glycol ethers are solvent compounds in paint, brake fluid, and cleaning products. The toxicity involves abnormal blood issues, fertility problem, and asthma in children. Some chemicals in the EPA list that fall into “certain Glycol Ether are a lot, and yet there are still many chemicals that need to be research though.

  • Acetic acid
  • 2-phenoxyethyl ester
  • 2-phenoxy
  • Isobutyr
  • Hexanedioic acid
  • Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ester
  • Dodecanoic acid
  • 2-ethoxyethyl ester
  • 2-ethoxyethyl ester
  • Ethane
  • Butane
  • 2,5,8,11-Tetraoxadodecane
  • Stearate
  • Stearic acid
  • 2-methoxyethyl ester
  • 2-Methoxyethyl octadecanoate

These chemicals are confirm to contain toxic substance from glycol ethers category. Exposure to these compound which oftentimes found in paints and coatings, personal care products, air fresheners, and cleaning products. Moreover, most chemicals that are certain glycol ethers are also in the List Toxic Chemicals Severely Restricted Import And Export.

There are even more chemicals not stated in the list above that are still under research to determine where does it belong to out of the three lists.

Moreover, to make thing difficult, these chemical substances are also known by other names that vary from one to up to four different names. Furthermore, compared to another list, the certainty has glycol ethers is the longerst out of the three.

2. Mixtures glycol ethers

Beside the Chemical Banned By The EPA In 1977, EPA has a huge concern regarding the toxic element that falls into mixtures that
contain a glycol ether category. One of the lists includes chemical mixtures which contain glycol ethers that accordance with the definition of the EPCRA.

All the toxicity are measured through the definition of the EPCRA section. Threshold calculations for the glycol ethers category only take accountable for the percentage of the mixture that is the glycol ether component meets the category definition.  

  • Ethanol, 2-methoxy-, mixt. with 1,1,2,2-tetrachloro1,2-difluoroethane
    contain glycol ether in form of 2-Methoxyethanol
  • 2-Pentanone, 4-methyl-, mixt. with 2-butoxyethanol, 2-
    ethoxyethyl acetate and methylbenzene has several glycol ethers in form of Ethanol, 2-butoxy , nd 2-Ethoxy ethyl acetate
  • 3-Octanone, mixt. with 2-ethoxyethyl acetate,
    methylbenzene and 4-methyl-2-pentanone has a mixture of 2-Ethoxy ethyl acetate
  • 3-Octanone, mixt. with dimethylbenzene, 2-ethoxyethyl
    acetate and 4-methyl-2-pentanone contain 2-Ethoxy ethyl acetate
  • 2-Pentanone, 4-methyl-, mixt. with 2-ethoxyethanol,
    methylbenzene, 2-propanol and Tolu-Sol 5 has 2-Ethoxyethanol
  • Ethanol, 2-[2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethoxy]-, mixt. with
    dichloromethane contain Ethanol, 2-[2-(2-

There are some Chemical that is the reasons Why Should You Never Mix Chemicals Together These mixtures that contain an amount of Glycol ethers no matter big or small. They are still dangerously toxic and their usage in any manufacturing company are either restricted under strict monitor or banned.

The most common glycol ethers in this mixture have an ethanol base as the glycol ether in their category. Moreover, it is not easy to mix various toxic chemical together just as hard it is to put them all in one line. This list is the shortest list among the two other list but also has one of the most comblex micture in chemistry.

3. Oligomeric and polymeric chemicals 

The existence of toxic chemical glycol ethers in any of the chemicals below are still unspecified. It may and may not contain any glycol ether component at all. EPA list down the list as complete as possible.

However, there is always a possibility that not appear on this list.

  • Glycols
  • Polyethylene
  • Monomethacrylate
  • Methyl Ether
  • Methacrylic acid
  • Ester with polyethylene glycol methyl ether
  • Methoxy
  • Polyethylene glycol methacrylate
  • Methoxyp
  • Dimethyl ether Fumaric acid
  • Diester with polyethylene
  • Glycol methyl ether
  • Succinic acid
  • Diester with polyethylene glycol methyl ether
  • Monolaurate
  • Methyl Ether
  • Polyethylene glycol ethyl ether
  • Polyethylene glycol monoethyl ether

There are literally thousands of compounds that fit the glycol ethers category. Considering all available lines of evidence presented above distinguish the risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity influence of environmental issues from the Glycol Ethers category.

Based on the information presented in this draft screening assessment, it is proposed to conclude that the seven substances in the Ethylene Glycol Ethers group do not meet the criteria under paragraph 64(c) of CEPA as they are not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.

Glycol ethers or GE consists of one big toxic chemicals in various usage but mostly as cleaning agents. Due to its massive variant, it takes time inspects all combination to determine its toxicity.

However human studies have found issues such as spontaneous abortions, malformations, testicular toxicity, and hematotoxicity coherent with the animal result. Some of Glycol substance is banned in the HM List Of Chemicals Banned In Production, which mostly in cosmetic and cleaning usages. These lists describe the severity and versatile of glycol ethers components.