The Acetone Panel formed in 1990 to address health, safety and environmental issues. Since its formation, the Panel has sponsored toxicology testing and addressed a variety of regulatory issues.
Acetone is one of the most widely used industrial solvents. It is used in surface coatings, cleaning fluids, pharmaceutical applications, adhesives and numerous other consumer and commercial products. Commercial products that may contain acetone include cleaners for automotive engines and automotive parts, wood cleaners, floor wax and paint thinners. Acetone is widely used as a chemical intermediate in the production of other chemicals and solvents. Acetone is often used in captive processes for preparing downstream chemicals. Acetone is also used as a formulating solvent for commercial products.