EWG scientists reviewed Biotene Mouthwash Wih Calcium (2009 formulation) 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 Biotene Mouthwash Wih Calcium (2009 formulation) is 3.
|CALCIUM LACTATE||Cancer, Use restrictions|
|SODIUM BENZOATE||Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|BENZOIC ACID||Data gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|PROPYLENE GLYCOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|POLOXAMER 407||Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)||Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|HYDROGENATED STARCH||None Identified|
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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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