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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Palmolive Ultra, Antibacterial Liquid Soap (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Palmolive Ultra, Antibacterial Liquid Soap (2009 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 Palmolive Ultra, Antibacterial Liquid Soap (2009 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
QUATERNIUM-15 (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
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
SD ALCOHOL 3AEnhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 4Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BISULFITEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM DODECYLBENZENESULFONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
LAURYL POLYGLUCOSENone Identified
Data: None
LAURAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE
LAURAMIDEOPROPYLANINE OXIDE
None Identified
Data: None
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
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