benzalkonium chloride

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ben·zal·ko·ni·um chloride

 (bĕn′zăl-kō′nē-əm)
n.
A yellow-white powder prepared in an aqueous solution and used as a detergent, fungicide, bactericide, and spermicide.

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The list of toxic ingredients includes: paracetamol, anti-freeze, white spirit, Benzalkonium chloride (a common ingredient in household disinfectant), slug pellets, weed killers, rodent poison and other toxic cleaners.
The list of toxic ingredients includes paracetamol, antifreeze, white spirit, Benzalkonium chloride (a common ingredient in household disinfectant), slug and snail pellets, weedkillers, rodent poison and other toxic cleaners (especially those containing phenols).
Xelpros is the first and only benzalkonium chloride-free (BAK-free) form of latanoprost.
Preservatives in eyecare formulations, such as benzalkonium chloride (BAC), can lead to side effects with chronic use, prompting a push toward preservative-free products.
Police believe she deliberately contaminated the patients' intravenous drips with a disinfectant containing benzalkonium chloride, killing the first two victims in a matter of hours.
Lonza's benzalkonium chloride is among the few remaining options that may continue to be used as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for topical antimicrobial hand hygiene products.
Table 2 shows MICs of compounds in comparison with the reference antifungal drugs (fluconazole and terbinafine) and antibacterial drugs (benzalkonium chloride and miramistin).
To improve the antibacterial efficacy of GICs, antibacterial substances such as chlorhexidine [10-12], zinc oxide [13], doxycycline hyclate [14], quaternary ammonium compounds, benzalkonium chloride, cetylpyridinium chloride, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, quaternary ammonium polyethyleneimine nanoparticles [15-18], and silver nanoparticles were used [19].
The top 10 pediatric allergens found in personal hygiene products across five studies in the medi cal literature include neomycin, balsam of Peru, fragrance mix, benzalkonium chloride, lanolin, cocamidopropyl betaine, formaldehyde, methylchloroisothiazolinone / methylisothiazolinone (MCI / MI), propylene glycol, and corticosteroids.
Modified riboflavin, ParaCel ((riboflavin 0.25%, Benzalkonium chloride, EDTA, Trometamol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) and vibeX Xtra (riboflavin 0.25%) (Avedro, USA)) were applied to cornea in two stages.
But prosecutors said the disinfectant provided by FKA was 'detrimental to people's health' because of an excessive 40 percent concentration of benzalkonium chloride, compared to SCI's 5 percent.