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Dimethyl Sulfone

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SYNONYMS

DIMETHYL SULFONE, DIMETHYL SULPHONE, METHANE, SULFONYLBIS, METHANE, SULFONYLBIS-, METHYLSULFONYL METHANE, SULFONYLBIS- METHANE, and SULFONYLBISMETHANE

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


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

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serums & essences30 products
facial moisturizer/treatment29 products
moisturizer19 products
toners/astringents14 products
muscle/joint soreness11 products
facial cleanser10 products
shampoo9 products
around-eye cream9 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
conditioner7 products
body firming lotion6 products
mask4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
anti-aging4 products
hand cream2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
baby lotion2 products
bubble bath2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
beard cleanser1 products
tooth whitening1 products
bar soap1 products
toothpaste1 products
makeup primer1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
nail polish1 products
after shave1 products
foot cleansing1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
310 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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Data availability

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

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