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Acetone Toxicity


  • Acetone is ever-present in the human body as it is a natural metabolite resulting from the degradation of acetoacetic acid, which itself is a product of lipid metabolism.[greenbiologics.com]
Renal Injury
  • Clin Chem. 1984 Mar;30(3):426-32. [ PubMed:6321058 ] Bairaktari E, Katopodis K, Siamopoulos KC, Tsolas O: Paraquat-induced renal injury studied by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of urine.[hmdb.ca]
  • Inhalation of 500 ppm acetone for 2 hours results in no symptoms of irritation to the mouth, lungs, and airways in humans.[greenbiologics.com]
  • According to Stern, nails that are lifted or separated from the nail bed (also known as onycholysis) should not be regularly exposed to acetone because the solvent will bathe the delicate, exposed nail bed causing irritation and further separation. "[huffpost.com]
  • Epub 2016 Jan 25. [ PubMed:26806034 ] Irritable bowel syndrome Walton C, Fowler DP, Turner C, Jia W, Whitehead RN, Griffiths L, Dawson C, Waring RH, Ramsden DB, Cole JA, Cauchi M, Bessant C, Hunter JO: Analysis of volatile organic compounds of bacterial[hmdb.ca]


  • Cosmetic products that utilize acetone range from the primary ingredient of some nail polish removers, nail treatments, skin lighteners, and hair spray to personal care products such as wound treatments and foot care.[greenbiologics.com]
  • "Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body.[huffpost.com]
  • Epub 2008 Oct 25. [ PubMed:18953024 ] Perillyl alcohol administration for cancer treatment Silva CL, Passos M, Camara JS: Solid phase microextraction, mass spectrometry and metabolomic approaches for detection of potential urinary cancer biomarkers--a[hmdb.ca]

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