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Score:
Data available:
 
Fair
Data last updated:
July 2013

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WellPatch Backache Pain Relieving Pads (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed WellPatch Backache Pain Relieving Pads (old 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 WellPatch Backache Pain Relieving Pads (old formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
TALCUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)
Data: Fair
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
PARTIALLY NEUTRALIZED POLYACRYLATE
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLIC ACID)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
POLYACRYLIC ACIDOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE STARCHNone Identified
Data: None
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
TARTARIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUM
CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE SODIUM
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL MYRISTATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
DISODIUM EDTA
EDETATE DISODIUM
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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