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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
August 2013

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Tom's of Maine Clean & Gentle Care SLS-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint

EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Clean & Gentle Care SLS-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint 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 Clean & Gentle Care SLS-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste Peppermint is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
ACACIA SENEGAL (ACACIA) GUM
Data gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANContamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
GLYCYRRHIZINIC ACID
GLYCYRRHIZIC ACID
Data gaps, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE
(ORGANIC)
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
XYLITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CALCIUM CARBONATEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: None
GLYCERINNone 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