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

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Melaleuca Original Shampoo (2009 formulation)

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

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
CITRUS GRANDIS SEED EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, TRICLOSAN)
Data: Limited
PHYTANTRIOLData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GLUTEN
TRITICUM VULGARE GLUTEN
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATEContamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
DISODIUM OLEAMIDO MIPA SULFOSUCCINATEEcotoxicology
Data: None
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL SILK AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCO-SULFATENone Identified
Data: None
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-10None Identified
Data: Limited
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALT
MARIS SAL
Innocuous
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