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Colgate Optic White Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Luminous Mint

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Colgate Optic White Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Luminous Mint product label collected on April 02, 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 Colgate Optic White Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste, Luminous Mint is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

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
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
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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)

Limited

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

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
BHT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE (0.19% W/V FLUORIDE ION)

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

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

Good
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Appeared as: TETRASOIUM PYROPHOSPHATE

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE (0.19% W/V FLUORIDE ION) 1.14%; Inactive Ingredients: PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, GLYCERIN, PEG/PPG-116/66 COPOLYMER, PEG-12, PVP, SILICA, FLAVOR, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, TETRASOIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, DISODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM SACCHARIN, SUCRALOSE, BHT

Directions from packaging:

Adults and children 2 years of age and older: Brush teeth thoroughly, preferably after each meal or at least twice a day or as directed by a dentist or physician.Children 2 to 6 years: Use only a pea sized amount and supervise child's brushing and rinsing (to minimize swallowing).Children under 2 years: Ask a dentist or physician.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.

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