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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Fair

Colgate Total Anticavity Antigingivitis and Antisensitivity Toothpaste, Whitening + Fresh Boost

Colgate Total Anticavity Antigingivitis and Antisensitivity Toothpaste, Whitening + Fresh Boost

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Toothpaste

BRAND

Colgate

DATA LAST UPDATED

March 2022

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    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: 06
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1
Data Availability: Fair
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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: 05
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005)
Appeared as: YELLOW 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: 04
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-12
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, solvent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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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
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, emulsion stabilizer, slip modifier;viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
MICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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
SORBITOL
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
HYDRATED SILICA
Appeared as: HYDRATED SLICA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive, absorbent, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent, oral care agent;skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, anticaking, bulking, opacifying, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
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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
PHOSPHORIC ACID, ZINC SALT (2:3)
Appeared as: ZINC PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: None
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CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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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
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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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
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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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
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, opacifying agent, sunscreen agent, ultraviolet light absorber
CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredient: Stannous Fluoride 0.454%; Inactive Ingredient: WATER, SORBITOL, HYDRATED SLICA, GLYCERIN, PEG-12, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE, FLAVOR, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, ZINC PHOSPHATE, CELLULOSE GUM, SODIUM CITRATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, SODIUM SACCHARIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, MICA, SUCRALOSE, BLUE 1, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, YELLOW 10.

Product's animal testing policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

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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.

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Data availability

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

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