ButylParaben, CAS# 94-26-8, is a member of the paraben family manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White crystalline powder. Butylparaben is widely used as antioxidants. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E209.
ButylParaben can cause endocrine system effects by affecting hormone production when used for prolonged period.
As ButylParaben is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of ButylParaben for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that ButylParaben could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use ButylParaben in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of ButylParaben for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. ButylParaben is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
1. An Argument on the necessity of Antibacterial Soaps Containing ButylParaben
1. Final amended report on the safety assessment of Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, and Benzylparaben as used in cosmetic products. [Int J Toxicol. 2008]
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