BORAX – Chemical of the month

By toxicologist Ewa Daniél What is it?Borax is the common name for Borate, Sodium borate, Sodium tetraborate and Disodium tetraborates. It’s a natural mineral, mined from the ground or collected from evaporated deposits. Borax is a salt of Boric acid. Borax can be used in several different types of products such as insect repellent, fungicide, […]

Ethanol – Chemical of the Month

What is Ethanol? Ethanol also known as alcohol or ethyl alcohol, is a chemical compound that is known by its disinfectant properties and the psychoactive property when found in alcoholic drinks. Today we will focus on the disinfectant’s property and tell more about how it works and at which concentration. How does ethanol work and […]

Chemical of the Month: Cocamidopropyl Betaine

By toxicologist Ewa Daniél What is it? Cocamidopropyl Betaine also called CAPB is a fatty acid amide derived from coconuts. It has several functions in cosmetic products, but it is mainly used as a surfactant or because of it’s cleaning properties in cosmetic rinse off products such as shampoos, liquid soaps and other bathing products. These […]