EWG scientists reviewed Colgate Whitening Tartar Control plus Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste, Crisp 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 Colgate Whitening Tartar Control plus Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste, Crisp Mint is 3.
|Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|PEG-12||Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|TITANIUM DIOXIDE||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards|
|SODIUM HYDROXIDE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE||None Identified|
|CELLULOSE GUM||None Identified|
|SODIUM SACCHARIN||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|CARRAGEENAN||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|HYDRATED SILICA||Persistence and bioaccumulation|
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
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