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VITACARE Multicare Whitening Toothpaste, Pomegranate (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the VITACARE Multicare Whitening Toothpaste, Pomegranate (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 VITACARE Multicare Whitening Toothpaste, Pomegranate (old formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
VITAMIN D3
Appeared as: CHOLECALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D)

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: NATURAL FLAVOR

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

Good

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

None
WHITE CRANBERRY POWDER
Appeared as: VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) FRUIT POWDER

Fair

Limited
PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited
AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE
Appeared as: AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE (LICORICE)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA REBAUDIANA EXTRACT

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Natural Flavor, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), Calcium Lactate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Powder, Xylitol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice), Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Xanthan Gum

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