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

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CVS Dissolving Whitening Strips (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed CVS Dissolving Whitening Strips (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 CVS Dissolving Whitening Strips (2009 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATEEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PVP-HYDROGEN PEROXIDEUse restrictions
Data: None
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
BUTYLENE GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCRALOSENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair


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