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No Denmark, Methylisothiazolinone Should Not Be Banned

No Denmark, Methylisothiazolinone Should Not Be Banned

Denmark. Love the Lego, take issue with the regulatory approach.

Cosmetic Design Europe is reporting that the Danish Environment Minister Kirsten Brosbøl has called for methylisothiazolinone or MI to be banned across Europe.  I have to say I think this is a really bad idea, but I do see how she came to that conclusion.  Compared to other preservatives, MI does have a greater potential to cause allergic reactions when used at relatively high levels.  This was something that was noticed very quickly when it was brought out in the seventies.  But luckily there was a solution, because it is very effective and so it works at very low levels. Continue reading