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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2008

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Softsoap Kitchen Fresh Hands Antibacterial Hand Soap (2008 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Softsoap Kitchen Fresh Hands Antibacterial Hand Soap (2008 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Softsoap Kitchen Fresh Hands Antibacterial Hand Soap (2008 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TRICLOSANEcotoxicology, 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
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 30
D&C RED NO 30
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: None
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
COCOMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33
D&C RED NO 33
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5
FD&C YELLOW NO 5
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination 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
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ACRYLATES COPOLYMERContamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
GELATINNone Identified
Data: Fair
METHYL GLUCETH-10None Identified
Data: None
PPG-10 METHYL GLUCOSE ETHERNone Identified
Data: None
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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