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Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc.

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

Ingredients Used by Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc.

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)9 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
OCTINOXATE3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BHT1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
CYCLOTETRASILOXANE2 productsEndocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)12 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Cancer, Ecotoxicology
Data: Good
SD ALCOHOL 40B3 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
WHITE PETROLATUM1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL1 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (MERCURY, ARSENIC, LEAD, GOSSYPOL, PESTICIDES, PCBS)
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONE11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-45 PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOSTEARATE 10001 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-331 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-12 DIMETHICONE4 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PEG-8 DIMETHICONE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-141 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
PHYTANTRIOL3 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: Limited
SORBIC ACID1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE3 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Neurotoxicity, Cancer, Endocrine disruption, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 productsOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
PPG-5-CETETH-201 productsUse restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
CETEARETH-201 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE10 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE1 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL5 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDE1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CYCLOHEXASILOXANE2 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CYCLOMETHICONE1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTA1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUS8 productsNone Identified
Data: Good
ACRYLATES COPOLYMER3 productsUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)
Data: None
GLYCERIN5 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACID3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ACRYLATES/ OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
BUTYLENE/ ETHYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
C20-40 ALCOHOLS10 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
ETHYLENE/ PROPYLENE/ STYRENE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
OCTADECENE8 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ ACRYLATES/ BUTYLAMINOETHYL/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
POLYGLYCERYL-6 DIOLEATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
POLYURETHANE-11 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SIMETHICONE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE COCOATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
UBIQUINONE10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERETH-18 ETHYLHEXANOATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERETH-181 productsNone Identified
Data: None
1,2-HEXANEDIOL11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
COCOGLYCERIDES8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
DIMETHICONOL2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTYLENE GLYCOL9 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEARYL DIMETHICONE8 productsNone Identified
Data: None
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE10 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
SORBITOL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE2 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL11 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOL1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
COCONUT ACID1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE1 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL11 productsData gaps
Data: Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHENYL TRIMETHICONE8 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
SQUALANE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SQUALENE3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
VP/ VA COPOLYMER1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTA2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
POLYETHYLENE1 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Data gaps
Data: None
TOCOPHEROL1 productsCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
STEARIC ACID2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
COCO-GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE9 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECYL NEOPENTANOATE3 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIDECYL SALICYLATE8 productsUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDE1 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER18 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.



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