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Equate Kids Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Equate by Wal-Mart
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 50
UVA PROTECTION POOR
UVA/UVB BALANCE POOR
SUNSCREEN STABILITY MODERATE
HEALTH CONCERN HIGH
OTHER CONCERNScontains vitamin A

This product is found in the following categories

Sunscreen UV Absorbance
Absorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
Sunscreen Ingredients
HOMOSALATE

15%

OCTINOXATE

7.5%

OCTISALATE

5%

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

2.4%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply: - after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating - immediately after towel drying -at least every 2 hours Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a, sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: - limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - wear long-sleeved shirts. pants. hats. and sunglasses children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.
Label warnings: For External use only, Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop and ask a doctor if rash occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical attention or contact a poison control center right away.
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About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any.
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Ingredient Hazard Score Concerns
HOMOSALATE
active ingredient 15%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
OCTINOXATE
active ingredient 7.5%
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
OCTISALATE
active ingredient 5%
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 2.4%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
ISOHEXADECANE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
OZOKERITE
Data: Limited
n/a
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE
Data: Fair
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
DIBUTYL ADIPATE
Data: Limited
n/a
PEG-8
Data: Limited
Contamination concerns (), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
C30-38 OLEFIN/ ISOPROPYL MALEATE/ MA COPOLYMER
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CITRATE
Data: Fair
n/a
SODIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Robust
n/a
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF GEL
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data: Fair
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns ()
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data: Limited
Data gaps
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
DIMETHICONE
Data: Limited
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data: Limited
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
BUTYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ETHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
PROPYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
ISOBUTYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
DISODIUM EDTA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption
ALUMINA
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation

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