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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Colgate Total Toothpaste Gel Whitening (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Colgate Total Toothpaste Gel Whitening (2013 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 Colgate Total Toothpaste Gel Whitening (2013 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
TRICLOSAN
(Active Ingredient)
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (CHLOROFORM, DIOXINS)
Data: Fair
SODIUM FLUORIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Multiple, additive exposure sources, Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
FLAVORMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOccupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
FD&C BLUE 1
FD&C BLUE NO 1
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
MICAPersistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
SORBITOLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CELLULOSE GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
PVM/ MA COPOLYMERNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM SACCHARINMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
HYDRATED SILICAPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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