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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Plax Anti-Plaque Dental Rinse, Soft Mint

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EWG scientists reviewed Plax Anti-Plaque Dental Rinse, Soft Mint for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Plax Anti-Plaque Dental Rinse, Soft Mint is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 407Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
Data: Robust

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