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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
September 2016

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Desert Essence Whitening Plus Mouthwash

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Whitening Plus Mouthwash 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 Desert Essence Whitening Plus Mouthwash is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
POLYSORBATE-80Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
ZINC CITRATEPersistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions, Cancer, Data gaps
Data: Limited
GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES JUICENone Identified
Data: None
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
EQUISETUM ARVENSE LEAF EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
STEVIANone Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PHYTIC ACIDNone Identified
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
CALCIUM ASCORBATENone Identified
Data: Limited
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)None Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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