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Listerine

Made by:
Pfizer
Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Listerine

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE8 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM FLUORIDE12 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVOR42 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
THYMOL20 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC CHLORIDE4 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR EXTRACT1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-803 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATE1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL29 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
PEG-323 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
COCHINEAL3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 332 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 105 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
METHYL SALICYLATE18 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL2 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C GREEN 39 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 61 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE17 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC CITRATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 117 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACID19 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL6 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 40733 productsData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
COPPER GLUCONATE2 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CARRAGEENAN3 productsContamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE5 productsEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 406 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE14 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID3 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FLUORIDE ION1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
MENTHOL20 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATE2 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATE3 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM SACCHARIN26 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PHOSPHORIC ACID17 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICA3 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE3 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: None
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PULLULAN3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCRALOSE33 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BLUE 12 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GREEN 32 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CARAMEL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) GUM3 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM PHOSPHATE14 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
EUCALYPTOL20 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM ACESULFAME5 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM PHOSPHATE5 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOL31 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUM6 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE GUM3 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM CITRATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATER40 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer