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

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Tom's of Maine Whole Care Gel Toothpaste

EWG scientists reviewed Tom's of Maine Whole Care Gel Toothpaste 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 Whole Care Gel Toothpaste is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ZINC CITRATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE
(Active Ingredient)
(0.15% W/V FLUORIDE ION)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
HYDRATED SILICA
(Active Ingredient)
Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
XYLITOL
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SORBITOL
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN
(Active Ingredient)
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
WATER
(Active Ingredient)
Innocuous
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