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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
FRAGRANCE73 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
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
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE66 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE66 productsUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOL34 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
COCAMIDE MEA23 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 46 productsUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE38 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
PHENOXYETHANOL8 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
POLYSORBATE-602 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
ZINC CARBONATE60 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE9 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 ACETATE11 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 3317 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 526 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE73 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 45 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE60 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 BENZOATE60 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE61 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 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
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE60 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID12 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRICETYLMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIPROPIONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
BLUE 140 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACID10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE HYDROXIDE59 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE22 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHOL1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE12 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM XYLENE-SULFONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOL2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL35 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE61 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE58 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-102 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE60 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL13 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL4 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)2 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
SEA SALT2 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE67 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER72 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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