Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flammable, potentially explosive, colorless liquid, C4H8O2, that is used as a solvent for fats, greases, and resins and in various products including paints, lacquers, glues, cosmetics, and fumigants.

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  • noun chemistry Any of a class of six-membered, saturated heterocycles having four carbon atoms and two oxygen atoms in the ring.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[di– + ox(o)– + –ane.]

Examples

  • Method, and other companies that produced green cleaning products were When testing around a hundred "cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, [the Association] found that nearly 50\% of them contained detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals."

    Planetsave

  • Method, and other companies that produced green cleaning products were When testing around a hundred "cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, [the Association] found that nearly 50\% of them contained detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals."

    Planetsave

  • The organization said it tested 48 products from 22 companies for 1,4-dioxane, which is used as a solvent in chemical manufacturing.

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  • Method, and other companies that produced green cleaning products were When testing around a hundred "cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, [the Association] found that nearly 50\% of them contained detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals."

    Planetsave

  • Method, and other companies that produced green cleaning products were When testing around a hundred "cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, [the Association] found that nearly 50\% of them contained detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals."

    Planetsave

  • Method, and other companies that produced green cleaning products were When testing around a hundred "cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, [the Association] found that nearly 50\% of them contained detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals."

    Planetsave

  • More than half of the baby products recently tested by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics were found to contain trace levels of formaldehyde and dioxane.

    Baby Products: Now With Formaldehyde! - The Consumerist

  • The following ingredients contain formaldehyde, may release formaldehyde or may break down into formaldehyde: 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, Diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl urea, Quaternium 15, 3 1,4 dioxane 3. PHTHALATES

    Deborah Burnes: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

  • The following ingredients contain formaldehyde, may release formaldehyde or may break down into formaldehyde: 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, Diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl urea, Quaternium 15, 3 1,4 dioxane 3. PHTHALATES

    Deborah Burnes: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

  • The government hasn't banned the use of dioxane in baby products or cosmetics, even though they can seep through lotions into the skin.

    Baby Products: Now With Formaldehyde! - The Consumerist

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