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Tom's of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste, Wintermint

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Tom's of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste, Wintermint product label collected on October 18, 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 Tom's of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste, Wintermint is 2.

Data last updated: October 2018

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
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: NATURAL FLAVOR**

Fair

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

Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE (0.14% W/V FLUORIDE ION)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

Fair

Fair

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

Fair

Good

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

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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:

Active Ingredients: SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE (0.14% W/V FLUORIDE ION) 0.76%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, HYDRATED SILICA, SORBITOL, XYLITOL, GLYCERIN, NATURAL FLAVOR**, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, ZINC CITRATE, XANTHAN GUM, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CARRAGEENAN.

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