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AXE Deodorant Bodyspray, Anarchy (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the AXE Deodorant Bodyspray, Anarchy (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 AXE Deodorant Bodyspray, Anarchy (old 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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40 B (ALCOHOL DENATURED)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SD Alcohol 40 B (Alcohol Denatured), Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Fragrance, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide Stearate

Directions from packaging:

1. Twist top open to reveal nozzle. 2. Just hold can six inches from your body and spray it on your underarms, chest and neck.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable until fully dry. Do not use near heat, flame or while smoking. Can cause serious injury or death. Avoid inhalation. Avoid spraying in eyes. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120 degrees F/50 degrees C or in enclosed places that could overheat. Do not use on broken skin. Stop use if rash or irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Help stop inhalation abuse.

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