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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Banana Boat Kids Tear Free Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Banana Boat Kids Tear Free Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 30 (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 Banana Boat Kids Tear Free Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2009 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ISOBUTANEMultiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HOMOSALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Contamination concerns (SALICYLIC ACID, TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
CETYL PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
TOCOPHEROL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
PEG-8Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTOCRYLENE
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
OCTISALATE
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Fair
AVOBENZONE
(Active Ingredient)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, DIBENZOYLMETHANE), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
CAPRYL/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE
STEARYLKONIUM HECTORITE
Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, FREE AMINES)
Data: None
PROPYLENE CARBONATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
TOCOHEROL
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ISOHEXADECANEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
DIISOPROPYL ADIPATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CITRATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
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