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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
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE2 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE4 productsUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
SODIUM FLUORIDE12 productsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
FLAVOR19 productsMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
THYMOL11 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Fair
ZINC CHLORIDE2 productsOccupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
PEG-321 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
D&C RED 331 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C YELLOW 102 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 404 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYL SALICYLATE10 productsUse restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
FD&C GREEN 33 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 61 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE9 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 16 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACID7 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 40716 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
ETHANOL14 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 40 ALUMINUM LAKE1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE6 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE1 productsUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Good
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCRALOSE15 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHYL SALICYLATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
YELLOW 62 productsNone Identified
Data: None
EUCALYPTOL11 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHOL13 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBITOL17 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUM1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM SACCHARIN13 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDRATED SILICA1 productsPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
DISODIUM PHOSPHATE11 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM PHOSPHATE1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE2 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
PHOSPHORIC ACID11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
WATER19 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.



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