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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Burt's Bees Sunscreen, SPF 30 (2012 formulation)

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

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
SODIUM BORATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BETA CAROTENEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
SYMPHTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CANOLA OILMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA (HAWTHORN)
CRATAEGUS OXYACANTHUS (HAWTHORN) STERN EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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