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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Flex Shampoo, Normal to Dry Hair (2009 formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-23MContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
D&C RED 33Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 5Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAURAMIDE DEAContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 4Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6None Identified
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
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM)
BALSAM CANADA
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED SILK PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
METHOXYPROPYL GLUCONAMIDENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM C14-17 ALKYL SEC SULFONATENone Identified
Data: None
STEARSTERAMINE OXIDENone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone 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