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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Fair

Meijer Antiseptic Mouth Rinse, Fresh Mint (2019 formulation)

Meijer Antiseptic Mouth Rinse, Fresh Mint (2019 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Mouthwash

BRAND

Meijer

DATA LAST UPDATED

October 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 05
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005)
Appeared as: D&C YELLOW NO. 10
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (ZINC, ANILINE, and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 04
UNSPECIFIED FLAVOR
Appeared as: FLAVOR
Data Availability: Fair
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Ingredient score: 03
METHYL SALICYLATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, perfuming, soothing
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 03
THYMOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair dyeing, masking
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
BENZOIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, preservative, bulking, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
FD&C GREEN NO. 3 (CI 42053)
Appeared as: FD&C GREEN NO. 3
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (MANGANESE and ANILINE)
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Ingredient score: 02
POLOXAMER 407
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
EUCALYPTOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, perfuming, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, antimicrobial agent, cosmetic astringent, fragrance ingredient, solvent;viscosity decreasing agent
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SORBITOL
Appeared as: SORBITOL SOLUTION
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, plasticiser, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM SACCHARIN
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, oral care
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: methyl salicylate 0.06%, EUCALYPTOL 0.092%, MENTHOL 0.042%, THYMOL 0.064%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, ALCOHOL 21.6%, SORBITOL SOLUTION, FLAVOR, POLOXAMER 407, BENZOIC ACID, SODIUM SACCHARIN, SODIUM CITRATE, D&C YELLOW NO. 10, FD&C GREEN NO. 3

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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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