CASE finds shampoo with more than three times the permissible limit of allergens
This article is contributed by Melvin Yong, CASE President. Any extracts must be attributed to the author.
The Consumers Association of Singapore (“CASE”) commissioned a test on 25 shampoos sold in Singapore for allergy-causing substances. One sample, EverFresh Anti-dandruff Shampoo 500ml, exceeded regulatory limits by more than three times for the total concentration of methylisothiazolinone (“MIT”) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (“CMIT”). Exposure to high concentration of these substances may lead to skin sensitisation. Consumers who have purchased or are using EverFresh Anti-dandruff Shampoo 500ml are advised to stop using it and to dispose of it immediately.