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Cleanwell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Original Citrus Herb Scent (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Cleanwell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Original Citrus Herb Scent (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Cleanwell All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Original Citrus Herb Scent (2014 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) OIL
Appeared as: THYME (THYMUS VULGARIS) OIL (THYMOL SANITIZER)

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

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

None

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

None

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEB (LITSEA CUBEBA) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Fair

None

None
SODIUM DECYLGLUCODIDES HYDROXYPROPYL SULFONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM DECYLGLUCOSIDES HYDROXYPROPYL SULFONATE

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil (Thymol 0.05% Sanitizer), Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Copper PCA, Hydrolyzed Oats, Litsea Cubeb (Litsea Cubeba) Oil, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Oil, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Coco Sulfate, Sodium Decylglucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate

Directions from packaging:

Apply thoroughly to hands and face as desired. Close lid between uses to maintain moisture. Do not flush wipes. To Dispense: Lift tab at front of lid to open. Pull up corner of center sheet and thread through dispenser slit in lid. Pull out exposed wipe at 45° angle and snap off. The next wipe is ready for dispensing.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Instruct children on the proper use. Stop use and ask a doctor if skin becomes irritated.

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