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Skin Dr. MiBA ion calcium natural toothpaste (2015 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Skin Dr. MiBA ion calcium natural toothpaste (2015 formulation) product label collected on November 24, 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 Skin Dr. MiBA ion calcium natural toothpaste (2015 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: November 2015

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRIUT) SEED EXTRACT

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

Fair

Limited

None

Fair

Fair

None

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

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:

Hydrated Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Water, Sorbitol, PEG-32, Calcium Glycerophosphate, Glucosyl Stevioside, Xylitol, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefriut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Propolis Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmin) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

Directions from packaging:

Apply toohtpaste onto a soft bristle toothbrush. Brush thoroughly after meals or at least twice a day or use as directed by a dentist or physician. Children under 6 should use a pea sized amount to minimize swallowing.

Warnings from packaging:

• For tooth brushing use only. • Avoid contact with eyes. • Keep out of reach of children. • Do not swallow: If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately. • Children under 2 years, do not use: ask a doctor. • Keep at room temperature.

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