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Gain HE Turbo Liquid Detergent, Original


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CATEGORY

Laundry Detergent, General Purpose

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
  • MODERATE
    Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
  • No Data
    Cancer
  • SOME
    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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SODIUM BORATE
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CONCERNS High Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, respiratory effects
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ETHANOLAMINE
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CONCERNS Moderate Concern: general systemic/organ effects; Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, respiratory effects, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
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D
POLYETHYLENEIMINE ETHOXYLATES
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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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D
DISODIUM DIAMINOSTILBENE DISULFONATE
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CONCERNS Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
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1,3-PROPANEDIAMINE, N,N''-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS-
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CONCERNS Some Concern: general systemic/organ effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, respiratory effects, damage to vision
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DIMETHICONE
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CONCERNS High Concern: biodegradation; Moderate Concern: bioaccumulation; Some Concern: respiratory effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision

Concerns from [CYCLOTETRASILOXANE]: Some Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, chronic aquatic toxicity
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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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C
ALCOHOL ETHOXYSULFATES
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CONCERNS Moderate Concern: acute aquatic toxicity; Some Concern: chronic 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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C
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL
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CONCERNS Some Concern: general systemic/organ effects, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects

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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C
LINEAR ALKYLBENZENE SULFONATES
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CONCERNS Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
C
SODIUM CUMENESULFONATE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: general systemic/organ effects, damage to vision
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C
PENTETIC ACID
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CONCERNS Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity
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C
LIQUITINT GREEN
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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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C
MONOETHANOLAMINE CITRATE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: nervous system effects, general systemic/organ effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, respiratory effects
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C
ALKYL BENZENE SULFONATE, ETHANOLAMINE SALT
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C
PENTASODIUM DTPA
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CONCERNS Some Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, chronic aquatic toxicity, skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision
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C
TETRAMETHYL ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES
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CONCERNS Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage
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B
SODIUM FORMATE
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B
FORMIC ACID, CALCIUM SALT
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CONCERNS Some Concern: damage to vision
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B
AMYLASE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: respiratory effects
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B
PROTEASE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: respiratory effects
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B
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
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A
WATER
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A
SODIUM FATTY ACIDS
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CONCERNS Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient
A
CITRIC ACID
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A
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
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CONCERNS Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage
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A
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
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CONCERNS Some Concern: respiratory effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage
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A
ETHANOL
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BIODEGRADABLE ANIONIC SURFACTANTS
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CONCERNS This non-specific ingredient was better disclosed elsewhere by the company
ENZYMES
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CONCERNS This non-specific ingredient was better disclosed elsewhere by the company
BIODEGRADABLE NONIONIC SURFACTANTS
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CONCERNS This non-specific ingredient was better disclosed elsewhere by the company
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATE
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CONCERNS This non-specific ingredient was better disclosed elsewhere by the company

Ingredients from the label

biodegradable surfactants (anionic and nonionic), enzymes


Directions from Packaging

Medium Loads fill to line 1, Large Loads fill to line 3, he Full Loads fill to line 5; Follow care label instructions, then sort. Test inside seam for colorfastness.


Warnings

CAUTION: Eye irritant. Harmful if swallowed.; CAUTION: May irritate eyes. Do not reuse this package for dispensing beverages or other liquids. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. FIRST AID TREATMENT: Contains biodegradable surfactants (anionic and nonionic) and enzymes. If swallowed, give a glassful of water or milk and call a Poison Control Center or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes, rinse well with water for 15 minutes.

This product is not certified as a green cleaner.

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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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