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Chemicals of Concern


Learn about a few of the top ingredients and contaminants to avoid, based on the science linking each to adverse health impacts, and the types of products they're found in. To learn more about how chemicals impact your health and where they come from, check out the Your Body, Your Health section.

For each of the chemicals included in this section, a growing body of hazard-based evidence suggests connections to long-term health concerns like cancer and reproductive problems.


1,4-dioxane

Benzophenone & Related Compounds

Butylated Compounds

Carbon Black

Coal Tar

Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA and others)

Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-Releasing Preservatives

Hydroquinone

Lead and Other Heavy Metals

Nitrosamines

Octinoxate

Parabens

Phthalates

Polyacrylamide

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE, aka TeflonŽ)

Synthetic Musks

Titanium Dioxide

Toluene

Triclosan