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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Fair

Listerine Naturals Fluoride Anticavity Mouthwash, Herbal Mint (2016 formulation)

Listerine Naturals Fluoride Anticavity Mouthwash, Herbal Mint (2016 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Mouthwash

BRAND

Listerine

DATA LAST UPDATED

July 2016

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM FLUORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) anticaries agent, oral care agent, antiplaque, oral care
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 04
THYMOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair dyeing, masking
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
METHYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, perfuming, soothing
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POLOXAMER 407
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL SOLUTION
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
EUCALYPTOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA REBAUDIANA LEAF STEM EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
PHOSPHORIC ACID
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, corrosion inhibitor, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, anticorrosive, buffering, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Sodium Fluoride - 0.02 %. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sorbitol Solution, Alcohol (21.6%), Poloxamer 407, Flavor, Eucalyptol, Methyl Salicylate, Thymol, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf, Stem Extract, Phosphoric Acid, Menthol, Disodium Phosphate

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children 12 years of age and older:Use twice a day after brushing your teeth with a toothpasteVigorously swish 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) of rinse between your teeth for 1 minute and then spit outDo not swallow the rinseDo not eat or drink for 30 minutes after rinsingSupervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervisionChildren under 12 years of age: consult a dentist or doctorTo open: Squeeze smooth areas on cap and turn. To close: Turn cap until it locks.Other Information: Store at room temperature Cold weather may cloud this product

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children. If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Do not use if printed band around cap is broken or missing.IMPORTANT: Read directions for proper use.

Product's animal testing policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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