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Geranyl Acetate

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-, ACETATE, 2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-, ACETATE, (2E)-, 2,6OCTADIEN1OL, 3,7DIMETHYL, ACETATE, (E), 3,7-DIMETHYL- ACETATE 2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL ACETATE, 3,7-DIMETHYLOCTA-2,6-DIENYL ACETATE, ACETATE 2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL, 3,7-DIMETHYL-, and GERANYL ACETATE

Geranyl Acetate is an ester of Geraniol (q.v.) and acetic acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo5 products
moisturizer5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
liquid hand soap3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
hand cream3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
fragrance for women2 products
hand sanitizer1 products
beard oil1 products
body oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
after sun product1 products
mask1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
conditioner1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
93 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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