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Top scoring factors: Low concern for general systemic/organ effects; general ecotoxicity; biodegradation
Ingredients disclosed on the label: Aqua, Calcium carbonate, Bentonite, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Coco-glucoside, and Xanthan gum
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with potential for respiratory effects; damage to vision
Ingredients disclosed on the label: Water, chalk powder, non-ionic surfactants, clay, glycerine, natural gum, and biodegradable preservative
PETA Cruelty-free Companies
Companies that join the “Caring Consumer” program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that “neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future.”