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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
FRAGRANCE66 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SELENIUM SULFIDE1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLPARABEN3 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE62 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE62 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOL27 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 MEA20 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 43 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE37 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
METHYLPARABEN3 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
PEG-2M1 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-601 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ZINC CARBONATE56 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-181 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE6 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 3315 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 539 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE65 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 42 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE56 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 BENZOATE57 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE43 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL3 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE54 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID9 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIPROPIONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BLUE 145 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACID7 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE HYDROXIDE55 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE19 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL6 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE8 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM XYLENE-SULFONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL28 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE57 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE56 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
NIACINAMIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PANTHENOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-102 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE56 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL9 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SEA SALT5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE62 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER66 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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