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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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LISTERINE Antiseptic Mouthwash, Soft Mint

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
THYMOL
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
METHYL SALICYLATE
(Active Ingredient)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLOXAMER 407Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
MENTHOL
(Active Ingredient)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ALGINATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKEUse restrictions
Data: None
SUCRALOSENone Identified
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTOL
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone 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