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Product score: 04

Data Availability:

Limited

Listerine, Long Lasting Clean & Fresh Feel on the Go Chewable Tablets

Listerine, Long Lasting Clean & Fresh Feel on the Go Chewable Tablets

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CATEGORY

Mouthwash

BRAND

Listerine

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2020

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    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: 07
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4) ALUMINUM LAKE
Appeared as: BLUE 1 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, hair dyeing
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))
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Ingredient score: 06
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140) LAKE
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 LAKE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) colorant
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE 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
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) adhesive, fragrance ingredient, film forming, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
XYLITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ERYTHRITOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
ISOMALT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, flavoring agent, humectant
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Ingredient score: 01
CALCIUM CARBONATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, buffering agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, oral care agent, buffering, bulking, opacifying, oral care
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) anticaking agent, bulking agent, colorant, viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, anticaking, bulking, cosmetic colorant, moisturising
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Ingredient score: 01
CELLULOSE GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, fragrance ingredient, viscosity increasing agent -aqueous, binding, emulsion stabilising, film forming, masking, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, film former, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, film forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) buffering agent, chelating agent, corrosion inhibitor, oral care agent, ph adjuster, anticaking, buffering, chelating, oral care
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SUCRALOSE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ACESULFAME POTASSIUM
Appeared as: POTASSIUM ACESULFAME
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking
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Ingredients from packaging:

XYLITOL, ERYTHRITOL, ISOMALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, FLAVOR, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CELLULOSE GUM, HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSE, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, SUCRALOSE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, POTASSIUM ACESULFAME, GLYCERIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, YELLOW 5 LAKE, BLUE 1 LAKE

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

LEARN MORE ON PETA.ORG

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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.

Score legend

Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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