EWG scientists reviewed Icy Hot Extra Strength Patch (2012 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 Icy Hot Extra Strength Patch (2012 formulation) is 3.
|METHYL ACRYLATE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|NONOXYNOL-30||Persistence and bioaccumulation, Endocrine disruption, Use restrictions, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)|
|POLYSORBATE-80||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)|
|TITANIUM DIOXIDE||Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|TALC||Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)|
|SODIUM POLYACRYLATE||Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)|
|ACRYLIC ACID||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology|
|2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|POLYACRYLIC ACID||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)|
|ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|MENTHOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|TARTARIC ACID||None Identified|
|SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE||None Identified|
|ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
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