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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2010

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Listerine PocketPaks Oral Care Strips, Cool Mint (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Listerine PocketPaks Oral Care Strips, Cool Mint (2010 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 Listerine PocketPaks Oral Care Strips, Cool Mint (2010 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
THYMOLEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-80Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYL SALICYLATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COPPER GLUCONATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
CARRAGEENANContamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
FD&C RED 40Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL OLEATEEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
PULLULANNone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCRALOSENone Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM ACESULFAMENone Identified
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CERATONIA SILIQUA (CAROB) GUM
LOCUST BEAN GUM
None Identified
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited


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