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Neosporin

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

Ingredients Used by Neosporin

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)2 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Cancer (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-61 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
PROPYLPARABEN2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHOLECALCIFEROL2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVOR1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAX1 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
PETROLATUM3 productsContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WHITE PETROLATUM3 productsContamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE4 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHYLPARABEN1 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABEN3 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-150 DISTEARATE1 productsData gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-201 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE2 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE2 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MINERAL OIL6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
NEOMYCIN SULFATE2 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
PRAMOXINE HCL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE3 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-71 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
STEARETH-202 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDE3 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 1882 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN4 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER1 productsContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACID3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
cis-3-HEXENYL SALICYLATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL2 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOL1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATE1 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE2 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
LANOLIN1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
BACITRACIN ZINC1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
COCO-GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsData gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ACRYLATES/ BEHENETH-25 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CERAMIDE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BOSWELLIA SERRATA GUM2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYMYXIN B SULFATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE1 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
VP/ EICOSENE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PYRUVATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIHYDROCITRONELLOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTA3 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
TRIBEHENIN1 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE4 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER7 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