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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2007

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Tom's of Maine Natural Baking Soda Mouthwash, Peppermint (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Natural Baking Soda Mouthwash, Peppermint (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 Baking Soda Mouthwash, Peppermint (2009 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POLOXAMER 335Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA) OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE VERA GEL (ALOE BARBADENSIS)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL)
WITCH HAZEL (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM BICARBONATENone 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