Health Impacts of Product: Dawn Plus Oxi Dishwashing Liquid


The overall rating for the cleaning product Dawn Plus Oxi Dishwashing Liquid is C due to poor ingredient disclosures and not being green certified (). The following are rated as having some (moderate) concern for asthma/respiratory, skin allergies/irritation and environment. There is a low concern for development/reproductive toxicity, and cancer (EWG, 2012). Fragrance and methylisothiazolinone both have a score of D due to some concerns relating to skin irritation/ allergies and damage. Fragrance has additional concerns relating to disclosures concerns for non-specific ingredients and some (moderate) concerns relating to aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, and biodegradation (EWG, 2012). Additionally, methylisothiazolinone has high concerns relating to acute aquatic toxicity. Ci 42090 (fd&c blue no. 1 or d&c blue no. 4), pei-14 peg-10/ppg-7 copolymer ,ppg-26 alkyl dimethyl amine oxides, cyclohexanediamine tetraacetic acid and cyclohexanediamine, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate all have C ratings(EWG, 2012). Alkyl dimethyl amine oxides, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, have some (moderate) concerns relating to skin irritation/allergies/damage, developmental /endocrine /reproductive effects, damage to vision and acute aquatic toxicity. Additionally, alkyl dimethyl amine oxides, cyclohexanediamine tetraacetic acid and cyclohexanediamine, have disclosure concerns relating to non-specific ingredients(EWG, 2012). Sodium laureth sulfate and alkyl dimethyl amine oxides both have some concerns for cancer and developmental/ endocrine/ reproductive effects (EWG, 2012). Label states that this product should not be used in dishwashers and to keep out of the reach of children. Also, if product was to get in eyes to rinse thoroughly with water and if swallowed drink a glass of water to dilute.  

The overall rating for the personal care product Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo, Lightly Scented is 4-Fair due to allergies & Immunotoxicity and use restrictions (EWG, 2019). These ingredients, cocamidopropyl betaine and sodium hydroxide have a score of 4 due to moderate levels of non-reproductive organ system toxicity and low levels of irritation of the skin, eyes, or lungs (EWG, 2019). Sodium benzoate has a score of 3 with a low concern for non-reproductive organ system toxicity. Additionally, fragrance has a score of 8 with a high concern for allergies/immunotoxicity and moderate concerns for endocrine disruption, non-reproductive organ system toxicity and irritation of the skin, eyes, or lungs (EWG, 2019). Cocamidopropyl betaine and sodium hydroxide both have high use restrictions, while sodium benzoate has a moderate level use restriction (EWG, 2019). Label states that this product should be kept out of the reach of children but can be used everyday to keep baby’s skin soft, smooth and healthy. 

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