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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Crest Pro-Health Sensitive & Enamel Shield Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Smooth Mint

EWG scientists reviewed Crest Pro-Health Sensitive & Enamel Shield Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Smooth Mint 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 Crest Pro-Health Sensitive & Enamel Shield Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Smooth Mint is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
PEG-6Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ZINC LACTATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANContamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
STANNOUS FLUORIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATEContamination concerns (LEAD), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FD&C BLUE 1 ALUMINUM LAKE
BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: None
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM GLUCONATENone 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