EWG scientists reviewed Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, SpongeBob Splash (2013 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 Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, SpongeBob Splash (2013 formulation) is 4.
|FRAGRANCE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology|
ULTRAMARINE VIOLET (CI 77077)
|Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|TOCOPHERYL ACETATE||Allergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE)|
|Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity|
|ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER||None Identified|
|FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE|
YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)
|Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|CAPRYLYL GLYCOL||None Identified|
|HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE||None Identified|
|ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)|
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