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BENZOIC ACID

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Moderate Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; nervous system effects; respiratory effects
BENZOIC ACID can be found in 4 products.
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Evidence

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Level of Concern
 
Source
European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports this substance causes developmental toxicity in animals at high doses.
Only in: Food ScoresĀ®
 
moderate
 
European Union Scientific Committee for Food. 2002. Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Food on Benzoic acid and its salts.
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
may cause drowsiness or dizziness
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
harmful in inhaled
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
may cause respiratory irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
causes serious eye irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity
 
low
 
EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Cancer - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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)
 
 
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