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Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Bar Soap, Gold Bars (2013 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Bar Soap, Gold Bars (2013 formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Bar Soap, Gold Bars (2013 formulation) is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
D&C YELLOW 8
Appeared as: YELLOW 8 (CI 45350)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
SOAP
Appeared as: SOAP (SODIUM COCOATE [CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS]

None
SODIUM PALM KERNELATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PALM KERNELATE [CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS]

None
SODIUM PALMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PALMATE [CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS]

None
SODIUM TALLOWATE
Appeared as: SODIUM TALLOWATE [CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS])

Robust

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID (CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS)

None
PALM ACID
Appeared as: PALM ACID (CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS)

Limited
TALLOW FATTY ACID
Appeared as: TALLOW ACID (CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THESE INGREDIENTS)

Fair

Robust

Limited
PENTASODIUM DTPA
Appeared as: PENTASODIUM PENTETATE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Triclocarban (0.60%). Inactive Ingredients: Soap (Sodium Cocoate [Contains One or More of These Ingredients], Sodium Palm Kernelate [Contains One or More of These Ingredients], Sodium Palmate [Contains One or More of These Ingredients], Sodium Tallowate [Contains One or More of These Ingredients]), Water (Aqua), Talc, Coconut Acid (Contains One or More of These Ingredients), Palm Acid (Contains One or More of These Ingredients), Tallow Acid (Contains One or More of These Ingredients), PEG-6 Methyl Ether, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 8 (CI 45350), Red 4 (CI 14700).

Directions from packaging:

Wet bar with water. Lather vigorously and wash skin. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. When using this product avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, flush with water. Stop use and ask a doctor if irritation or redness develops. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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