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Safeguard Antibacterial Soap Bars, White with Aloe (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Safeguard Antibacterial Soap Bars, White with Aloe (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 Safeguard Antibacterial Soap Bars, White with Aloe (2016 formulation) is 4.

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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 HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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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)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Appeared as: TETRASODIUM EDTA (*MAY CONTAIN ONE OR MORE)

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

None
SODIUM TALLOWATE
Appeared as: , SODIUM TALLOWATE (AND/OR)

None

Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOATE (AND/OR)

None
SODIUM PALM KERNELATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PALM KERNELATE (PALM KERNEL OIL)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT

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

Robust

Fair

Limited
COCONUT FATTY ACID
Appeared as: COCONUT ACID

None

Limited
TALLOW FATTY ACID
Appeared as: TALLOW ACID*

None

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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: Triclocarban (1.2%). Inactive Ingredients: Sodium Tallowate (and/or), Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate (and/or), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Palm Kernel Oil), Fragrance, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Coconut Acid, Palm Kernel Acid*, Tallow Acid*, Palm Acid*, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium EDTA (*May contain one or more)

Directions from packaging:

Lather bar in water, wash skin and rinse completely

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children except under adult supervision. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.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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