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Table 6 Usage of toxic chemicals in household chemical products

From: Hazard Classification of Household Chemical Products in Korea according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labeling of Chemicals

  Number of products that containing toxic chemicals Number of products that exceeding the allowed limit
Cleaning agents and polishing agents (N = 135) 23(17.0%) 8(5.9%)*
Bleaches, disinfectants and germicides (N = 98) 29(29.6%) 4(4.1%)
  1. *There were 8 products among the ‘cleaning agents and polishing agents’ that used substances regulated by the Toxic Chemical Control Act in excess of the allowed value including 5 products that ambiguously indicated the contents under the MSDS.
  2. There were 4 products among the ‘bleaches, disinfectants and germicides’ that used substances regulated by the Toxic Chemical Control Act in excess of the allowed value including 2 products for which the legal regulations on the corresponding products were difficult to determine.