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Gain Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent


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CATEGORY

Hand Washing Detergent

BRAND

Gain

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 14, 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

Health Concerns

  • SOME
    Asthma / Respiratory
  • SOME
    Skin Allergies & Irritation
  • No Data
    Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
  • No Data
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Environment

Ingredient scores

Ingredient Disclosure: poor

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

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METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
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CONCERNS High Concern: acute aquatic toxicity; Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage
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FRAGRANCE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation;
Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
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CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
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CONCERNS Some Concern: nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, cancer

Concerns from [ANILINE]: Some Concern: general systemic/organ effects, cancer, damage to DNA, skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, damage to vision, respiratory effects

Concerns from [CADMIUM]: Some Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, cancer, general systemic/organ effects, chronic aquatic toxicity, kidney and urinary effects
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FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
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CONCERNS Some Concern: general systemic/organ effects, cancer

Concerns from [BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE]: Some Concern: cancer, general systemic/organ effects

Concerns from [CADMIUM]: Some Concern: general systemic/organ effects, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, cancer, chronic aquatic toxicity, damage to DNA, acute aquatic toxicity, kidney and urinary effects
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SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, acute aquatic toxicity, general systemic/organ effects, damage to vision
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SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, acute aquatic toxicity

Concerns from [ETHYLENE OXIDE]: Some Concern: cancer, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, damage to DNA, general systemic/organ effects, respiratory effects, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision

Concerns from [1,4-DIOXANE]: Some Concern: cancer, digestive system effects, respiratory effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage
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LAURAMINE OXIDE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: acute aquatic toxicity, damage to vision

Concerns from [NITROSAMINES]: Some Concern: cancer, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
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PPG-26
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CONCERNS Some Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage
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PEG-8 PROPYLHEPTYL ETHER
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CONCERNS Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage
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D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
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CONCERNS Some Concern: immune system effects, cancer

Concerns from [BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE]: Some Concern: cancer, general systemic/organ effects
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AMMONIUM ALKYL SULFATE (C10-C16)
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CONCERNS Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, general systemic/organ effects, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, damage to vision
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ALKYL DIMETHYL AMINE OXIDES (C10-16)
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CONCERNS Some Concern: acute aquatic toxicity, general systemic/organ effects
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ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C10-C16) SODIUM SALT
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CONCERNS

Concerns from [ETHYLENE OXIDE]: Some Concern: cancer, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, damage to DNA, general systemic/organ effects, respiratory effects, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision

Concerns from [1,4-DIOXANE]: Some Concern: cancer, digestive system effects, respiratory effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage
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PHENOXYETHANOL
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CONCERNS Some Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
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WATER
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SODIUM CHLORIDE
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SODIUM HYDROXIDE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: respiratory effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage
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ETHANOL
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BIODEGRADABLE SURFACTANTS
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CONCERNS This non-specific ingredient was better disclosed elsewhere by the company

Ingredients from the label

biodegradable surfactants


Directions from Packaging

Do not add bleach. Not for use in dishwashers.


Warnings

Keep out of reach of children. If Gain gets in eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If swallowed, drink a glass of water to dilute.

This product is not certified as a green cleaner.

PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Understanding scores

EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings 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.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Healthy Cleaning ingredient hazard score, from A to F, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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