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

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Listerine Naturals Fluoride Anticavity Mouthwash, Herbal Mint (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 03, 2016 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 Listerine Naturals Fluoride Anticavity Mouthwash, Herbal Mint (2016 formulation) is 3.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• 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)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Robust

Fair
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL SOLUTION

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

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Product's Label Information

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.

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