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Eco-Dent TartarGuard Mouthwash (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Eco-Dent TartarGuard Mouthwash (2015 formulation) product label collected on February 12, 2015 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 Eco-Dent TartarGuard Mouthwash (2015 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: February 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: AND CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT.

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM (ORANGE) OIL

• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECHINACEA PURPUREA (ECHINACEA) EXTRACT

Fair
UBIQUINONE
Appeared as: UBIQUINONE (COQ10)

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) LEAF OIL

Limited
FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) OIL
Appeared as: FOENICULUM VULAGE (FENNEL) OIL

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL
Appeared as: ROSMARINUMS OFFICINALS(ROSEMARY) OIL

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (ROSE GERANIUM) OIL
Appeared as: PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) OIL

Limited

Limited
ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER
Appeared as: ROSE WATER CONCENTRATE

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) DISTILLATE
Appeared as: WITCH HAZEL DISTILLATE

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERAL) GEL

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

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Purified water, glycerin, sodium bicarbonate, polysorbate-20, menthol, eucalyptol, thymol, methyl salicylate, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil, anethole, Echinacea purpurea (echinacea) extract, ubiquinone (CoQ10), Hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) extract, Citrus aurantium (orange) oil, Citrus medica limonum (lemon) oil, Illicium verum (anise) oil, Citrus bergamia (bergamot) oil, Ocimum basilicum (basil) leaf oil, Foeniculum vulage (fennel) oil, Rosmarinums officinals(rosemary) oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil, sulfated castor oil, rose water concentrate, witch hazel distillate, Aloe barbadensis (aloe veral) gel, Stevia rebaudiana (stevia) extract, and Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) seed extract.

Directions from packaging:

Rinse mouth with 1 capful for 30 seconds. Do NOT swallow. Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Not for use with children under age 6. Supervise use by children over 6. Do Not Use: if printed safety seal under cap is tampered with or is missing

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children. Not for use with children under age 6. Supervise use by children over 6. Do Not Use: if printed safety seal under cap is tampered with or is missing

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