AmorePacific and LG Household & Health Care are said to be considering phasing out anti-microbial agents from their entire product ranges, according to a report published by The Korea Herald.

Certain anti-microbial ingredients, including CMIT and MIT, have received a bad press of late, in the wake of the sanitizer humidifier scandal. Both are approved for use by the Korean authorities in washable cleaning products at a proportion of under 0.0015 percent but toxicity scares have prompted manufacturers to take evasive action.

“The products are safe to use as they carry minimal amounts of the substances,” an LG Household & Health Care official told The Korea Herald. “But we are actively looking into ways to remove the agents from all products as part of voluntary decisions to cope with the growing concerns over the substances that were used for humidifier sterilizers.”