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Head & Shoulders

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

Ingredients Used by Head & Shoulders

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE120 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SELENIUM SULFIDE2 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLPARABEN6 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Cancer, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE112 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE112 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOL52 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 11 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
COCAMIDE MEA41 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 48 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE65 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABEN6 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL9 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-2M2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG/PPG-20/23 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-602 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ZINC CARBONATE104 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE11 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-182 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE16 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 3328 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 556 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE119 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 46 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE104 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE105 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE90 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL6 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE102 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID14 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT7 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRICETYLMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIPROPIONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BLUE 173 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACID11 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE HYDROXIDE103 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE39 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL6 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE13 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM XYLENE-SULFONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL54 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE106 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE102 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-104 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE104 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL10 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL15 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SEA SALT7 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE113 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER119 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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