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Block Island Organics Non-Toxic Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40
Block Island Organics by Block Island Organics LLC
OVERALL SCORE
Data: Limited
UVB PROTECTION SPF 40
UVA PROTECTION GOOD
UVA/UVB BALANCE GOOD
SUNSCREEN STABILITY EXCELLENT
HEALTH CONCERN LOW
OTHER CONCERNS-

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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)

10%

ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)

7%

Read what's on your label. Other formulations may exist on the market. [See the ingredients used for this report.]
Label directions: DIRECTIONS Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply: At least every two hours, immediately after swimming, sweating or towel drying.
Label warnings: 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 using and consult physician if irritation or rash develops. Keep out of reach of children. If product is swallowed, get medical attention or contact poison control center immediately.
Where to purchase
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Company Websitehttp://www.blockislandorganics.com

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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
active ingredient 10%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)
active ingredient 7%
Data: Fair
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Data: Limited
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
WATER
Data: Robust
n/a
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
Data: Limited
n/a
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data: Fair
Use restrictions
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
Data: Limited
n/a
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
GLYCERIN
Data: Fair
n/a
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Data: Fair
n/a
LECITHIN
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
GLUCONOLACTONE
Data: Limited
n/a
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data: Fair
Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
TOCOPHEROL
Data: Fair
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
Data: Limited
n/a
XANTHAN GUM
Data: Limited
n/a

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