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Triethanolamine [MAK Value Documentation, 2007]


MAK Commission; et al; Arand, Michael (2017). Triethanolamine [MAK Value Documentation, 2007]. The MAK Collection for Occupational Health and Safety:online.

Abstract

The sensitizing effects of triethanolamine were evaluated in 2001; since then, triethanolamine has been designated with “Sh” (for substances which cause sensitization of the skin). Further findings have in the meantime been published that have made it necessary to re‐evaluate the contact sensitizing properties. Triethanolamine is used, for example, as an additive in metal‐working fluids, lubricants, drilling and cutting oils, and cement, and as an intermediate in the manufacture of textile auxiliaries and herbicides (BG Chemie 1990).Triethanolamine is also included as an emulsifying agent in a wide variety of skin‐cleansing or skin care products and other cosmetics and in topically used pharmaceutical preparations (CIR 1983, 1995), and serves as a raw material in the production of detergents, soaps, shoe polishes, car polish and household cleaners (BG Chemie 1990). Technical‐grade preparations may contain relevant amounts of diethanolamine (CIR 1983) as well as small amounts of 2‐aminoethanol (monoethanolamine).

Abstract

The sensitizing effects of triethanolamine were evaluated in 2001; since then, triethanolamine has been designated with “Sh” (for substances which cause sensitization of the skin). Further findings have in the meantime been published that have made it necessary to re‐evaluate the contact sensitizing properties. Triethanolamine is used, for example, as an additive in metal‐working fluids, lubricants, drilling and cutting oils, and cement, and as an intermediate in the manufacture of textile auxiliaries and herbicides (BG Chemie 1990).Triethanolamine is also included as an emulsifying agent in a wide variety of skin‐cleansing or skin care products and other cosmetics and in topically used pharmaceutical preparations (CIR 1983, 1995), and serves as a raw material in the production of detergents, soaps, shoe polishes, car polish and household cleaners (BG Chemie 1990). Technical‐grade preparations may contain relevant amounts of diethanolamine (CIR 1983) as well as small amounts of 2‐aminoethanol (monoethanolamine).

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:27 October 2017
Deposited On:18 Oct 2019 07:32
Last Modified:18 Oct 2019 07:32
Publisher:Wiley-VCH Verlag
ISSN:2509-2383
ISBN:9783527600410
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/3527600418.mb10271kske4317

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