2-butoxy ethanol

2-butoxy ethanol is an organic solvent that is clear and has a sweet, ether-like odor.

Uses: solvent for resins, lacquers, varnishes, enamels,cosmetics and used in many hard surface cleaning products.

Found in: multi purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, degreasers, tub and tile cleaners, carpet and upholstery stain cleaners, paints, cosmetics.

Effects: Acute: eye, nose, throat, and skin irritant, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Chronic: liver, kidney and reproductive damage; potential damage to the central nervous system. It has been linked to some autoimmune diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome and autism, and some forms of anemia. A possible carcinogen.