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Dial Complete Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash, Cool Plum (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dial Complete Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash, Cool Plum (old 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 Complete Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash, Cool Plum (old formulation) is 5.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Fair
TRICLOSAN
Appeared as: TRICLOSAN (ANTIBACTERIAL)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM and DIOXINS)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ACID RED 33
Appeared as: RED 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CI 42090
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

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 Ingredients: Triclosan 0.46% (Antibacterial), Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Amino Methyl Propanol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium 10, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Red 33 (CI 17200) (CI 17200), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

Directions from packaging:

Pump into Dry hands. Lather vigorously for at least 15 seconds. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Flammable. Keep away from fire or flame. When using this product avoid contact with face, eyes, and broken skin. If eye contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water and seek medical advice. 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. Refill only with Dial Complete Refill. Other liquid hand soap refills will not work or foam.

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