EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Natural Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash for Dry Mouth Lemon-Lime (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 Tom's of Maine Natural Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash for Dry Mouth Lemon-Lime (2009 formulation) is 3.
|SODIUM FLUORIDE||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|BENZOIC ACID||Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|POLOXAMER 407||Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL|
ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE (ALOE BARBADENSIS)
|Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)|
WITCH HAZEL WATER (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA)
|CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) GLYCERITE||None Identified|
|SODIUM PHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) GLYCERITE||Enhanced skin absorption|
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
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