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Benzyl Acetate

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SYNONYMS

ACETIC 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.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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recreational sunscreen7 products
fragrance for women6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
moisturizer6 products
shampoo6 products
fragrance for men5 products
facial cleanser5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
hand cream2 products
around-eye cream2 products
serums & essences2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
baby soap2 products
baby lotion1 products
bar soap1 products
baby shampoo1 products
conditioner1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
after sun product1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
mask1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
126 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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