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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Desitin Multi-Purpose Ointment

EWG scientists reviewed Desitin Multi-Purpose Ointment 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 Multi-Purpose Ointment is 6.
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
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
VITAMIN A PALMINATE
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CHOLECALCIFEROLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WHITE PETROLATUM
(Active Ingredient)
Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATECancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MINERAL OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PARAFFINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
LANOLINAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PYRUVATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair


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