EWG scientists reviewed TheraBreath Oral Rinse (2010 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 TheraBreath Oral Rinse (2010 formulation) is 3.
|PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|ZINC GLUCONATE||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions|
|TETRASODIUM EDTA||Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|CITRIC ACID||Use restrictions|
|MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL||Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|SODIUM BICARBONATE||None Identified|
|SODIUM CITRATE||None Identified|
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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
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