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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Tom's of Maine Natural Anti-Plaque & Whitening Toothpaste, Fennel

EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Natural Anti-Plaque & Whitening Toothpaste, Fennel 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 Tom's of Maine Natural Anti-Plaque & Whitening Toothpaste, Fennel is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC CITRATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM CARBONATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
Data: Limited
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
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