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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Tucks Topical Starch Hemorrhoidal Suppositories

EWG scientists reviewed Tucks Topical Starch Hemorrhoidal Suppositories 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 Tucks Topical Starch Hemorrhoidal Suppositories is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Cancer, Data gaps

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OILContamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PCBS, BENZO[A]PYRENE)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
TOPICAL STARCH 51% (PROTECTANT)
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Fair


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