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Dhs Zinc Shampoo (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dhs Zinc Shampoo (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 Dhs Zinc Shampoo (2016 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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
  • 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
ZINC PYRITHIONE
Appeared as: PYRITHIONE ZINC

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Pyrithione Zinc 2%

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before using. Wet hair thoroughly; apply a liberal quantity of DHS Zinc Shampoo and massage into a lather. Allow lather to remain on scalp for several minutes. Rinse thoroughly and repeat application. For best results use at least twice a week or as directed by a physician.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. If condition worsens or does not improve after regular use of this product, consult a physician. If condition covers a large portion of the body, consult a physician before using this product. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.

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