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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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Tiger Balm Arthritis Pain Rub Cream (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Tiger Balm Arthritis Pain Rub Cream (2009 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 Tiger Balm Arthritis Pain Rub Cream (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) OILAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-12 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMPHOR
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHOL
(Active Ingredient)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA LEUCADENDRON (CAJUPUT) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
DEMENTHOLIZED MINT OILNone Identified
Data: None
GLUCOSAMINE SULFATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CHONDROITIN SULFATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CINNAMONUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) OILNone Identified
Data: None
WATER
(DEIONIZED)
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