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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Dr. Ken's Antibacterial Mouthwash, Spearmint Cool

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EWG scientists reviewed Dr. Ken's Antibacterial Mouthwash, Spearmint Cool 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 Dr. Ken's Antibacterial Mouthwash, Spearmint Cool is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PAPAINAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PROPIONIC ACIDIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (TEA-OIL CAMELLIA) SEED EXTRACT
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
SPEARMINT (MENTHA VIRIDIS) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None 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