Other ConcernsContamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSBENZOIC ACID, LAURETH-2 ESTER, LAURETH-2 BENZOATE, and LAURETH-2 ESTER BENZOIC ACID
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Laureth-2 Benzoate is an ester of Benzoic Acid (q.v.) and Laureth-2 (q.v.).
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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