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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
December 2010

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Tom's of Maine Maximum strength Sensitive Toothpaste - Soothing Mint (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Maximum strength Sensitive Toothpaste - Soothing 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 Tom's of Maine Maximum strength Sensitive Toothpaste - Soothing Mint (2010 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM FLUORIDEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM NITRATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ORGANIC ALOE
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
Wintergreen oil (Gaultheria procumbens L.)
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL AND OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS
None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone 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