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Crest Fluoride Toothpaste for Anticavity, Antigingivitis and Sensitive Teeth, Deep Clean Mint

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Crest Fluoride Toothpaste for Anticavity, Antigingivitis and Sensitive Teeth, Deep Clean Mint product label collected on September 24, 2018 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 Fluoride Toothpaste for Anticavity, Antigingivitis and Sensitive Teeth, Deep Clean Mint is 4.

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Data last updated: September 2018

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (LEAD, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair
STANNOUS FLUORIDE
Appeared as: STANNOUS FLUORIDE (0.16% W/V FLUORIDE ION)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (LEAD)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Robust

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

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

Fair

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

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:

Active Ingredients: Stannous Fluoride (0.16% W/V Fluoride Ion) 0.454%; Inactive Ingredients: GLYCERIN, HYDRATED SILICA, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-6, WATER, ZINC LACTATE, TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE, FLAVOR, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM GLUCONATE, CARRAGEENAN, SODIUM SACCHARIN, XANTHAN GUM, BLUE 1

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