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Walgreens Sensitive Dura-namel Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Mint (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Sensitive Dura-namel Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Mint (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 Walgreens Sensitive Dura-namel Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, 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_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • 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 (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

Robust

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Fair

Good

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Potassium Nitrate (5%), Sodium Fluoride - 0.15 %. Inactive Ingredients: Sorbitol, water, Silica, glycerin, PEG-600, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, xanthan Gum, Flavor, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hydroxide

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children 12 years and older: Brush teeth for at least one minute, preferably after each meal, or at least twice a day, or as directed by your dentist or doctor. Be sure to brush sensitive areas of the teeth.Children under 12 years of age: Consult a dentist or doctor..Other Information: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warnings from packaging:

If pain/sensitivity still persists after 4 weeks of use, please visit your dentist.Stop use and ask a dentist if the problem persists or worsens. Sensitive teeth may indicate a serious problem that may need prompt care by a dentist.Keep out of reach of children. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away..

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