1,4-Dioxane Test

Protheragen-ING provides comprehensive testing services to ensure the safety and compliance of cosmetics. One of the key tests we offer is the 1,4-dioxane test, which is critical in assessing the presence of this potentially harmful compound in cosmetics.

Importance of 1,4-Dioxane Testing

1,4-dioxane is a trace contaminant of certain chemicals used in cosmetics and is not used as an ingredient in cosmetics. 1-4 dioxane has been classified as a carcinogen under Proposition 65 since it went into effect in 1988.

Long-term exposure to 1,4-dioxane has been linked to potential health risks, including cancer and organ toxicity. Generally, levels of 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics below 10 ppm are considered safe.

Protheragen-ING's toxicologists provide rigorous 1,4-dioxane testing services to help cosmetics companies verify that their products comply with regulations, reduce potential health risks, and protect their brand reputation.

Structural diagram of 1,4-Dioxane.

Our Testing Process

Protheragen-ING utilizes state-of-the-art testing methods and equipment to accurately detect and quantify 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics. Our team of experienced scientists follows strict protocols and quality control measures to deliver reliable results.

We work closely with our customers to determine appropriate sampling strategies. Our experts guide you on proper sample collection techniques to ensure representative and reliable results.

Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities utilize proven analytical techniques such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) with detection limits of parts per million (ppm) Detection and quantification of 1,4-dioxane in cosmetic samples.

Our team of experts analyzes test results and prepares comprehensive reports that include detailed information on the levels of 1,4-dioxane detected in cosmetics. We ensure the utmost confidentiality and provide accurate, easy-to-understand reports in a timely manner.

1,4-Dioxane Test.

Regulations by Region

Regulations regarding the allowable levels of 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics may vary from country to country.

USA FDA does not specifically limit the concentration of 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics. However, the agency considers the presence of this compound to be an impurity and wants manufacturers to take appropriate steps to ensure product safety.
European Union According to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, cosmetics placed on the EU market must meet specific safety requirements. The limit for 1,4-dioxane impurities in individual cosmetics is set at 10 parts per million (ppm).
Japan MHLW has developed guidelines on 1,4-dioxane impurities in cosmetics. The recommended limit is 10 ppm or less.
China NMPA has not yet set specific limit standards for 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics. However, manufacturers should adhere to general safety standards and take steps to minimize the presence of this compound.
Australia TGA has no specific regulations or restrictions on 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics. However, manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of their products.

Ensure the safety and compliance of your cosmetics by partnering with Protheragen-ING. Our 1,4-dioxane testing services give you the confidence and assurance you need to meet regulatory requirements and prioritize consumer safety.

Contact us today to discuss your testing needs or request a quote. We will respond within 2-4 working days.


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