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Crest Pro-Health Advanced Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash with Extra Whitening, Energizing Mint

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Crest Pro-Health Advanced Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash with Extra Whitening, Energizing Mint product label collected on November 27, 2019 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 Crest Pro-Health Advanced Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash with Extra Whitening, Energizing Mint is 3.

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Data last updated: November 2019

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, GLYCERIN, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, POLOXAMER 407, FLAVOR, POLYSORBATE 80, SODIUM SACCHARIN, SUCRALOSE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE.

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children 12 years & older: Use twice a day after brushing your teeth with a toothpaste. Vigorously swish 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) of rinse between your teeth for 1 minute and then spit out. Do not swallow the rinse. Do not eat or drink for 30minutes after rinsing. Instruct children under 12 years of age in good rinsing habits (to minimize swallowing). TO OPEN: Remove printed band; squeeze tabs and turn. TO CLOSE: Turn cap until it clicks.

Warnings from packaging:

Supervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervision. Children under 12 years of age: Consult a dentist or doctor.

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