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TheraBreath Fresh Breath Anticavity Toothpaste, Mild Mint

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the TheraBreath Fresh Breath Anticavity Toothpaste, Mild Mint product label collected on October 23, 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 Fresh Breath Anticavity Toothpaste, Mild Mint is 4.

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Data last updated: October 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: NATURAL FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: NATURAL FLAVOR

Fair

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (FROM VEGETABLE SOURCES)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

Fair
SODIUM CHLORITE
Appeared as: SODIUM CHLORITE (OXYD-8)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA ARVENSIS (CORNMINT) LEAF OIL

Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

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: Sodium Fluoride 0.24%; Inactive Ingredients: SORBITOL, WATER (AQUA), HYDRATED SILICA, GLYCERIN (FROM VEGETABLE SOURCES), XYLITOL, NATURAL FLAVOR, CELLULOSE GUM, TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORITE (OXYD-8), AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), MENTHA ARVENSIS (CORNMINT) LEAF OIL, MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL, NATURAL FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

Directions from packaging:

Adults & 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 doctor. Instruct children under 6 years Of age in good brushing and rinsing habits (To minimize swallowing). Supervise children as necessary until capable of using without supervision. Children under 2 years of age: consult a dentist or doctor.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age.

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