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METHYLPARABEN

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
High Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
METHYLPARABEN can be found in 8 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Clear evidence of endocrine disruption in at least one animal study
 
high
 
EU Endocrine Disrupters - EU Endocrine
The European Food Safety Authority reports this substance causes reproductive effects in animals.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
European Food Safety Authority. 2004. Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food on a Request from the Commission related to para hydroxybenzoates (E 214-219). EFSA-Q-2004-063.
The EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) reports that this substance shows concern for reproductive toxicity.
 
moderate
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS. 2005. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS (SCCP) Extended Opinion on the Safety Evaluation of Parabens.
The EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) reports that this substance shows concern for reproductive toxicity.
 
moderate
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS. 2005. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS (SCCP) Extended Opinion on the Safety Evaluation of Parabens.
The European Food Safety Authority reports this substance causes hyperplasia in animals at high doses.
 
moderate
 
European Food Safety Authority. 2004. Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food on a Request from the Commission related to para hydroxybenzoates (E 214-219). EFSA-Q-2004-063.
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) reports that this substance shows no concern for reproductive toxicity.
 
low
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS. 2005. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS (SCCP) Extended Opinion on the Safety Evaluation of Parabens.
The EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) reports that this substance shows no concern for reproductive toxicity.
 
low
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS. 2005. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PRODUCTS (SCCP) Extended Opinion on the Safety Evaluation of Parabens.
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The European Food Safety Authority reports this substance is not gentoxic
Only in: Food
 
low
 
European Food Safety Authority. 2004. Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food on a Request from the Commission related to para hydroxybenzoates (E 214-219). EFSA-Q-2004-063.
 
 
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