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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Crest Plus Scope Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Gel

EWG scientists reviewed Crest Plus Scope Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Gel 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 Plus Scope Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Gel is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM FLUORIDE
(Active Ingredient)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-80Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
PEG-6Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYLPYRIDINIUM CHLORIDEEcotoxicology, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CARBOMER 956None Identified
Data: None
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Fair
DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATENone Identified
Data: Limited
CELLULOSE GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
CELLULOSEInnocuous
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