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Data last updated:
July 2013

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DHS Sal Shampoo (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed DHS Sal Shampoo (2013 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 DHS Sal Shampoo (2013 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
COCAMIDE DEAUse restrictions, Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEAUse restrictions, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: None
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-8 DISTEARATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)
Data: Limited
DISODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
Data: Robust

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