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Right Guard Total Defense 5 Aerosol, Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Active Cooling (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Right Guard Total Defense 5 Aerosol, Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Active Cooling (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 Right Guard Total Defense 5 Aerosol, Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Active Cooling (old formulation) is 6.

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

Good

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

Limited

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

Fair
DECAMETHYLCYCLOPENTASILOXANE
Appeared as: CYCLOMETHICONE

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

None

• 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: Aluminum Chlorohydrate 20%, Inactive Ingredients: Butane, Cyclomethicone, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Talc, Menthol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Fragrance, Silica

Directions from packaging:

Shake well. Keep can upright when spraying. Failure to do so may prevent product from dispensing. Hold can 6 inches from underarm, point arrow and spray. Apply to underarms only.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable: Do not spray near flame or while smoking; Contents under pressure; do not crush, puncture or incinerate; Do not sure at temperature above 120 degrees F. Do not use on broken skin. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation occurs. When using this product: use only as directed; intentional misuse/deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal; avoid spraying in eyes; keep away from face and mouth to avoid breathing it. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. Ask a doctor before use if you have kidney disease.

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