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BenGay

Made by:
Pfizer
Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by BenGay

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-803 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ISOCETETH-201 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYL SALICYLATE1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TEA STEARATE1 productsContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CAMPHOR2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYACRYLIC ACID2 productsContamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
KAOLIN2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MENTHOL4 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM STEARATE1 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology
Data: None
LANOLIN1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACID1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CARBOMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TARTARIC ACID2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATER4 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. 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. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer