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October 2012

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Tom's of Maine Whole Care with Fluoride Natural Toothpaste, Peppermint (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Whole Care with Fluoride Natural Toothpaste, Peppermint (old 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 Whole Care with Fluoride Natural Toothpaste, Peppermint (old formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC CITRATE TRIHYDRATEUse restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
FLUORSPARNone Identified
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SEAWEEDNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM CARBONATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
VEGETABLE OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
Data: Fair
SODIUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
Data: Robust

About the Skin Deep® ratings

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