ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Terms & Conditions | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:

Get The Guide!

Want a free Cosmetics Guide? Donate $5 to EWG today!

Sign Up!

3M

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

Ingredients Used by 3M

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
ACRYLAMIDE3 productsCancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TRICLOSAN1 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
D&C ORANGE 41 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE3 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LAURAMIDE DEA2 productsContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONE1 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE2 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
ISOOCTANE1 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHANOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 401 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL1 productsEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL1 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
BEHENETH-101 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
C20-40 PARETH-241 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
CETYL PALMITATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
C12-15 ALCOHOL BENZOATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYESTER FIBER4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SILICONE ACRYLATE POLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIISOPROPYL DIMER DILINOLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BEHENYL ALCOHOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYURETHANE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATER1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this company. The company may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this company 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