EWG scientists reviewed Boil Ease Ointment Fast Relief from the Pain Of Boils (2010 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 Boil Ease Ointment Fast Relief from the Pain Of Boils (2010 formulation) is 3.
|BENZOCAINE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)|
|PETROLATUM||Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|THYMOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL|
|MENTHOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|PARAFFIN||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
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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
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