Case Study 03: Ear Cleaner for dogs

Here we study the composition of a cleaning product for the ears of dogs considered as an average range of products.

Boric water 5%

antiseptic

Menthol 3%

Refreshing, Anti inflammatory and Anti viral

Possible irritation of skin and eyes

Cocamidopropile betaine

Surfactant derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine to soften the washing base based on Lauryl Sulfate

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a synthetic allergenic product that triggers eczema and various dermatitis, mainly in the area of the face, scalp and neck

Phenoxiethanol

Preservative

Possible neurotoxic effects and neurological disorders by formation of toxic compounds in the body. It is very easily absorbed through the skin especially in its liquid form.
The EU bans a concentration of more than 1% in human cosmetics.

Benzoic Acid

Preservative

Eye irritation
Possible skin irritation
By inhalation:
Cough
Sore throat
If swallowed, it can cause abdominal pain, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal disturbances, and possible anaphylactic shock.
Possibility of causing chronic skin sensitization
Should not be used more than 0.8% according to EU regulations.

DEHYDROACETIC ACID

Bactericidal

This product is absorbed through the skin and digestive tract.
Eye irritation, possible corneal damage.
In case of ingestion; loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting, anorexia, weakness, ataxia, convulsions, respiratory depression.
Chronic effects: anorexia and weight loss.
It crosses the placenta in animals. It is found in breast milk in animals.
The EU bans a concentration over 0.6% and it is banned in aerosols.

QSD aqueous excipient

unidentified ingredient !!

unidentified ingredient !!

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