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Colgate

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

Ingredients Used by Colgate

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
TRICLOSAN4 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM, DIOXINS)
Data: Fair
PEG-40 CASTOR OIL3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOL1 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE1 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM FLUORIDE24 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
FLAVOR29 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PEG/ PPG 116/ 66 COPOLYMER1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
BHT1 productsCancer, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE9 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PEG-1215 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-202 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-401 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE7 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TITANIUM DIOXIDE13 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
D&C RED 332 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 104 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 52 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C GREEN 31 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 118 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE6 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL11 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 3385 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
POLOXAMER 4077 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
CASTOR OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Fair
MICA10 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE5 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 402 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN19 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE21 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE3 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCRALOSE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM PHOSPHATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
LACTOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM NITRATE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOL26 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE14 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ZINC PHOSPHATE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUM18 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYLCELLULOSE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PVM/ MA COPOLYMER5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARIN26 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PVP1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHOSPHORIC ACID6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENAN5 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
HYDRATED SILICA19 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
WATER28 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.



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