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TheraBreath Plus Maximum Strength Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, Peppermint

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the TheraBreath Plus Maximum Strength Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, Peppermint product label collected on April 17, 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 TheraBreath Plus Maximum Strength Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, Peppermint is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Fair

Fair

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

: AQUA, SORBITOL, PEG-12, SODIUM CHLORITE, ZINC GLUCONATE, GLYCERIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, XYLITOL, AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, MENTHOL, FLAVOR, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM CITRATE, POLYSORBATE 20

Directions from packaging:

To Open: Pull up to remove dosage cup before unscrewing bottle cap. To Use: Fill dosage cup to mark. Rinse mouth for 1 minute with one cup-full. Gargle with another cup-full for 30 seconds to clean your throat, a major source of bad breath. Wait 5 minutes before eating. Repeat every 8-12 hours. For best results: Use as part of a twice daily regimen with TheraBreath PLUS Toothpaste. Brush your teeth, tongue, and palate with TheraBreath PLUS Toothpaste and immediately follow with TheraBreath PLUS Oral Rinse without using water in between for maximum breath freshening power.

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