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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
TRICLOSAN18 productsEcotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM, DIOXINS), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BHT4 productsCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE6 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM FLUORIDE43 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVOR64 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
UNSPECIFIED POLYMER1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: None
PEG/ PPG 116/ 66 COPOLYMER4 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE14 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-6001 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-1223 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-205 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATE9 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE32 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ZINC OXIDE1 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
D&C RED 333 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 106 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 51 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYL SALICYLATE1 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C GREEN 34 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 63 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 130 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDE26 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL32 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ALUMINA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 3382 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
POLOXAMER 40712 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDES2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICA16 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENAN23 productsContamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM PEROXIDE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE6 productsEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 403 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE51 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
MENTHOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM NITRATE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARIN59 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PVP4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE3 productsData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
PHOSPHORIC ACID8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICA43 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
D&C YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC/ STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 331 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SUCRALOSE10 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GREEN 31 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GELATIN2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN46 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PHOSPHATE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOL55 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE30 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE GUM43 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYLCELLULOSE6 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PVM/ MA COPOLYMER22 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM BICARBONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATER63 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