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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
May 2010

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Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste Kids Fluoride-Free Toothpaste - Berry Bee Flavor (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste Kids Fluoride-Free Toothpaste - Berry Bee Flavor (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 Burt's Bees Natural Toothpaste Kids Fluoride-Free Toothpaste - Berry Bee Flavor (2010 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
LECITHINEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
COCHINEALUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANContamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATENone Identified
Data: None
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF POWDERNone Identified
Data: None
WHITE CRANBERRY POWDER
VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT POWDER
None Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM SODIUM PHOSPHOSILICATENone Identified
Data: None
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERINNone 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