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Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
No Data, Some Concern
Skin Allergies &
No Data, Some Concern
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
No Data, Some Concern
No Data, Some Concern
Low Concern
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with low concern for general systemic/organ effects; acute aquatic toxicity
This unspecific ingredient, Clay fabric softeners, can be found in products.
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Clay fabric softeners
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Clay fabric softeners
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
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EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from 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 that determine actual health risks, if any. (Hide)
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