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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2009

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Breath Rx Fresh Breath System Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse, Clean Mint (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Breath Rx Fresh Breath System Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse, Clean Mint (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 Breath Rx Fresh Breath System Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse, Clean Mint (2009 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
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reproductive toxicity
 
 
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Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
THYMOLEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZYTEXEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OILContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 1Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 407Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Ecotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATENone Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
EUCALYPTUS OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
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