State: Corexit 9527A ingredient 2-butoxyethanol “should be handled as a CARCINOGEN with EXTREME CAUTION” — NO safe level of exposure say scientists
2-Butoxy Ethanol should be handled as a CARCINOGEN–WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
The following chronic (long-term) health effects can occur at some time after exposure to 2-Butoxy Ethanol and can last for months or years:
Cancer Hazard: 2-Butoxy Ethanol may be a CARCINOGEN in humans since it has been shown to cause liver cancer in animals. Many scientists believe there is no safe level of exposure to a carcinogen.
Reproductive Hazard: 2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the developing fetus. There is limited evidence that 2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the male reproductive system (including decreasing the sperm count) in animals and may affect female fertility in animals.
2-Butoxy Ethanol may damage the liver and kidneys.