A new study has found that the most popular mouthwash brands are actually among the most toxic, with some even showing up in the US Food and Drug Administration’s list of carcinogens.
The study, conducted by the California Department of Public Health, was released on Monday and included data from over 4,000 consumers who were asked to fill out a questionnaire on how frequently they used mouthwash.
It was sent to FDA in October.
The FDA had previously published a list of mouthwashes that it considered safe.
However, it had to change the list to include products with a “more positive” tag, which includes a more lenient rating.
The “more favorable” label is a good sign for consumers to choose the safer option.
The most popular brands, based on how often they used them, were: Lumineux, Enfamil, Enfancil, Ritox, Envega, Bovine and ToxiClean.
The brands were the most commonly used mouthwash by people between 18 and 49 years old, the researchers found.
The top brands on the list include: Rituximab, Enbrel, Prevnar, Amoxim, Amoxicillin, Amyris, Zofran, Zovirax, Ativan, Oxavirus, Sovaldi, Soma, Prevacid, Amvac, Prevreject, Toxa, Lantus, Vigetaxel, Seroquel, and Tofranil.
The list also included many less popular mouthwares.
Among the less-popular mouthwishes, the top brands included: Amoxicil, Prevarix, Zobaga, Amuvax, Laxaril, Lomifen, Zyrtec, and Ativitab.
The researchers also looked at the products’ ingredient lists.
They found that many of the mouthwands were not tested for toxicity by the FDA and had been found to be contaminated by other chemicals.
According to the study, the most frequently used mouthwarms included: Laxapro, Envenol, Lactobacillus, Vincristine, and Prevnar.
However a few of the more popular mouthwarves, including: Lacto-Acetate, Prevrax, Zotax, Tylenol, and Zorro were not found to contain any of the substances on the FDA’s list.
“These results suggest that many mouthwasts are contaminated with toxic ingredients, making them unsuitable for use by adults or children,” the researchers wrote.
“The FDA should consider regulating the use of mouthwarhes to reduce the number of potentially toxic products and products that can be used by children and young adults.”
The researchers found that some of the most common mouthways contain lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
Other ingredients were found in the most widely used mouthwashing products: Luminescent, Luminex, Envivo, and Enfamils.
The majority of the products had not been tested for the ingredients listed in the FDA-approved list, so consumers were unsure which mouthwash to use, according to the researchers.
One of the authors of the study was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
“We found that while some of these products are not yet approved for use in children, they are safe and do not pose any health risks,” he said.
“So we are hopeful that the FDA will continue to make sure that their lists are accurate and that they continue to be used safely and effectively.”
The study comes after a series of controversies surrounding the mouthwash industry, including accusations that the industry was misleading consumers with false health claims, the creation of a website to promote the use and effectiveness of mouthwash products, and claims that some companies were marketing mouthwaves as safe.