EWG scientists reviewed Desitin Diaper Rash Maximum Strength Original Paste 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 Desitin Diaper Rash Maximum Strength Original Paste is 4.
|FRAGRANCE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|BHA||Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|PETROLATUM||Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|METHYLPARABEN||Biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions|
|ZINC OXIDE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|TALC||Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|COD LIVER OIL||None Identified|
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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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