EWG scientists reviewed Peterson's 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 Peterson's Ointment is 3.
|PHENOL||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions|
|PETROLATUM||Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|ZINC OXIDE||Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL||Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|TANNIC ACID||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
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
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