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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Biotene Antibacterial Mouth Wash with Calcium (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Biotene Antibacterial Mouth Wash with Calcium (2009 formulation) 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 Biotene Antibacterial Mouth Wash with Calcium (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CALCIUM LACTATECancer, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 407Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA)
NATURAL PEPPERMINT
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ENZYME MIXTURE
NATURAL ENZYMES
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROSYLATE
None Identified
Data: Limited
LACTOFERRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM THIOCYANATENone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
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