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Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste, Spearmint

EWG scientists reviewed the Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste, Spearmint product label collected on February 12, 2020 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. Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste, Spearmint is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: February 2020

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (ORANGE) PEEL OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CALCIUM CARBONATE
Appeared as: CALCIUM CARBONATE (LIMESTONE)

• Enhanced skin absorption
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

Fair
SODIUM BICARBONATE
Appeared as: SODIUM BICARBONATE (BAKING SODA)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

Fair
XYLITOL
Appeared as: XYLITOL (BIRCH DERIVED)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Good
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
Appeared as: CARRAGEENAN (SEAWEED) EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None
MENTHA CARDIACA HERB OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA GRACILIS (SCOTCH SPEARMINT) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) OIL
Appeared as: ILLICIUM VERUM (ANISE) FRUIT OIL

Limited
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA (LEAF) EXTRACT

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:

calcium carbonate (limestone abrasive), purified water, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), vegetable glycerin, hydrated silica, xylitol (birch derived), sodium cocoyl glutamate, carrageenan (seaweed extract), mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, mentha gracilis (scotch spearmint) oil, mentha spicata herb (spearmint) oil, Illicium verum (anise) fruit oil, citrus aurantium amara (orange) peel oil, stevia (leaf extract).

Directions from packaging:

Brush Thoroughly after each meal for two (2) minutes, or as directed by your dentist or doctor.

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