Solvent Violet 13

Learn about Solvent Violet 13 and if it's safe.

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About Solvent Violet 13

Solvent Violet 13 is a chemical that is used as a dye. It is not a naturally occurring substance.

It is found in products such as:

  • candles
  • cosmetics
  • pet shampoos
  • non-plastic toys

The substance is:

  • also known as Disperse Blue 72
  • part of the Anthraquinones Group

Safety of Solvent Violet 13

We have assessed the potential health and ecological risks of Solvent Violet 13 through a draft chemical risk assessment. We are proposing that Solvent Violet 13 may pose a risk to your health. For example, it may increase the risk of cancer.

Exposure to Solvent Violet 13 may pose a risk to your health and the environment if there is an increase in:

  • levels
  • usage

Ongoing protective measures

To help improve your safety, we may add Solvent Violet 13 to:

We will continue to track new information on Solvent Violet 13 and other substances in the Anthraquinones Group.

Minimize your exposure to Solvent Violet 13

To minimize your exposure:

  • read product labels
    • labels on cosmetics must list all ingredients
  • follow all safety warnings and directions on product labels
  • dispose of the product safely, following the manufacturer's directions
  • contact the manufacturer to check if your product contains Solvent Violet 13

If you are exposed to Solvent Violet 13 at work, talk to your employer and occupational health and safety (OHS) official about:

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