Other ConcernsMultiple, additive exposure sources (low)
SYNONYMS4-ANISIC ACID, 4-METHOXY- BENZOIC ACID, 4-METHOXYBENZOIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, 4-METHOXY-, BENZOIC ACID, 4METHOXY, DRACONIC ACID, P-ANISIC ACID, and P-METHOXYBENZOIC ACID
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
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|facial powder||9 products|
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|body wash/cleanser||7 products|
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|body powder||1 products|
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|shaving cream||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||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|
|120 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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