Find products and ingredients Learn how Skin Deep® works Meet our experts Discover EWG VERIFIED™

Data: Limited

D&C Green No. 5 (Ci 61570)

IMAGE SOURCE: PubChem

SEARCH PRODUCTS

Other Concerns

Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

2,2'-[(9,10-DIHYDRO-9,19-DIOXO-1,4-ANTHRACENEDIYL)DIIMINO]BIS[5-METHYL]BENZ ENESULFONIC ACID, DISODIUM, 2,2'-[(9,10-DIHYDRO-9,19-DIOXO-1,4-ANTHRACENEDIYL)DIIMINO]BIS[5-METHYL]BENZENESULFON IC ACID, DISODIUM, ALIZARIN CYANINE GREEN, ANTHRAQUINONE ACID GREEN 25 CI NO. 61570, BENZENESULFONIC ACID, 2,2'-[(9,10-DIHYDRO-9,10-DIOXO-1,4-ANTHRACENEDIYL)DIIMINO]BIS[5-METHYL-, DISODIUM SALT, C.I. ACID GREEN 25, CI 61570, D&C GREEN 5, D&C GREEN NO. 5, D&C GREEN NO. 5 (CI 61570), DISODIUM 2,2'-(9,10-DIOXOANTHRACENE-1,4-DIYLDIIMINO)BIS(5-METHYLSULPHONATE), DISODIUM 2,2'-[(9,10-DIHYDRO-9,19-DIOXO-1,4-ANTHRACENEDIYL)DIIMINO]BIS[5-METHYL]BENZ ENESULFONIC ACID, DISODIUM 2,2'-[(9,10-DIHYDRO-9,19-DIOXO-1,4-ANTHRACENEDIYL)DIIMINO]BIS[5-METHYL]BENZENESULFON IC ACID, FD&C GREEN 5, GREEN 5, and MIDORI201

D&C Green 5 is a synthetic dye produced from petroleum or coal tar sources; this dye is FDA-approved for use in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

Expand content Collapse content
bar soap33 products
body wash/cleanser21 products
liquid hand soap16 products
sunless tanning14 products
eye shadow12 products
body oil9 products
facial cleanser9 products
brow liner6 products
shampoo6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
shaving cream (men's)5 products
conditioner5 products
fragrance for women4 products
after sun product3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
hair styling aide3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
around-eye cream2 products
mask2 products
glitter2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
setting powder/spray1 products
makeup remover1 products
beard oil1 products
serums & essences1 products
body art1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
eye liner1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
lipstick1 products
body spray1 products
fragrance for men1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
bubble bath1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
after shave1 products

Contamination concerns

Expand content Collapse content

Ecotoxicology

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmeticsFDA Color Additive Status
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Batch Certified by the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be a any irritant in humansOpen scientific literature

Cancer

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be a immune toxicant or allergenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

Expand content Collapse content
CONCERN REFERENCE
61 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, 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.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
Low Availability
Moderate Availability
High Availability

Can’t find your product?

Enter the ingredients in EWG’s Build Your Own Report tool to get an approximate score for that product.

BUILD YOUR OWN REPORT

EWG research
on the go

Find personal care, cleaning, and food products on the EWG Healthy Living app.

DOWNLOAD THE APP