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5 Second Stop Fungus Nail Treatment (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the 5 Second Stop Fungus Nail Treatment (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 01, 2016 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 5 Second Stop Fungus Nail Treatment (2016 formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
BENZOCAINE
Appeared as: BENZOCAINE USP

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Good

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ACETATE
Appeared as: METHOXYISOPROPYL ACETATE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Chloroxylenol 2%, Tolnaftate 1%, Benzocaine USP 0.5%, Inactive Ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol, Methyl Pyrrolidone, Methoxyisopropyl Acetate, C10 11 Isoparaffin, Cyclomethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Calcium Fluoride, Phosphoric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before using. Cleanse affected area with soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Apply a thin layer over affected area morning and night. Allow to dry. For athlete's foot, pay special attention to the spaces between toes.

Warnings from packaging:

Do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use near open flame or store near heat. Avoid contact with eyes. Individuals under the age of 18 or persons with sensitive skin should use Fungi-Cide™ only as directed by a doctor. Do not use on children under the age of 12. Do not apply to open wounds. If irritation persists or noticeable improvement has not occurred within 4 weeks, discontinue use and consult a physician. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention or contact a poison control center immediately.

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