SYNONYMSACETIC ACID, BENZYL ESTER, ACETIC ACID, PHENYLMETHYL ESTER, BENZYL ACETATE, BENZYL ESTER ACETIC ACID, BENZYL ETHANOATE, METHYL BENZENEACETATE, METHYL PHENYLETHANOATE, METHYLA -TOLUATE, PHENYLMETHYL ACETATE, and PHENYLMETHYL ESTER ACETIC ACID
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Benzyl Acetate is an ester of benzyl alcohol and acetic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||7 products|
|fragrance for women||6 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|fragrance for men||5 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps||Int'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens|
|126 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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