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  • Is sulfur powder harmful to humans?

    Posted by Laurie on March 1, 2023 at 8:34 am

    The sulfur powder can be harmful to humans if not used properly. According to Wikipedia, sulfur can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system if inhaled or ingested. It can also be toxic in large amounts and may cause serious health problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and even death. However, sulfur is commonly used in a variety of products such as medicines, cosmetics, and agricultural chemicals, and when used in the appropriate amounts and under proper conditions, it can be safe for human consumption. It is important to follow all safety precautions and usage instructions when handling sulfur powder to avoid any potential health hazards.


    • This discussion was modified 3 weeks ago by  Laurie.
    • This discussion was modified 3 weeks ago by  Laurie.
    Paprik replied 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • fareloz

    March 1, 2023 at 9:16 am


    You can say this about any skincare ingredient, even water.

    What is your point?

    • Microformulation

      Professional Chemist / Formulator
      March 1, 2023 at 9:37 am

      We see this all the time, usually when someone unfamiliar with HAZMAT reads the MSDS.

      • Paprik

        March 1, 2023 at 12:29 pm

        Yeah, I don’t get Laurie’s point either …

        Laurie, be careful, because this nasty ingredient is in 90% of products! Can be even at 70-90% concentrations! It can be deadly if inhaled. Can cause skin irritation if exposed for too long, eye irritation and more.

        You should really watch out for Aqua/Water/Eau in INCI list. 🙂

        • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by  Paprik.