Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSMELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE), and TEA TREE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
An unspecified preparation from Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, a shrub native to New Zealand.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||7 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as toxic or harmful.||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|610 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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