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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2010

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Burt's Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen, SPF 15 (2009 formulation)

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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE (sunscreen grade)
(Active Ingredient)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
SODIUM BORATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: None
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD EXTRACT
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE WOOD OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACTOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA (WEST INDIAN ROSEWOOD) BARK OIL
AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: None
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
WHEAT GRASS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS EXTRACT
COLLINSONIA CANADENSIS (STONEROOT) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
ORYZOPSIS MILIACEA EXTRACT
ORYZOPSIS MILIACEA (RICEGRASS) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
SUCROSE DISTEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE STEARATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
ALGINIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
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