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Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray, Classic Scent with Menthol (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray, Classic Scent with Menthol (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 Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray, Classic Scent with Menthol (2016 formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is HIGH

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, and QUASSIN)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
DISILOXANE
Appeared as: HEXAMETHYLDISILOXANE

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ALUMINUM POWDER)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and FREE AMINES)

Fair

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

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

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

Fair

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT (GINGER)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, SD Alcohol 40, Talc, Hexamethyldisiloxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zinc Oxide, Menthol, Di-PEG-2 Soyamine IPDI, 2-Methyl 5-Cyclohexylpentanol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Methyl Salicylate, Eucalyptol, Thymol, Propylene Carbonate, Bisabolol, Benzethonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract (Ginger)

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before each use. Hold can approximately 6"-8" from skin and spray evenly for 2-3 seconds. Do not spray directly on clothes.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children.For external use only. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. When using this product avoid spraying in eyes; if product gets in eyes, rinse with water to remove. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. If rash or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.Flammable: Do not use near heat, flame, or while smoking. Avoid long term storage at temperatures above 104°F. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperatures above 120°F.Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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