EthylParaben, CAS# 120-47-8, is a member of the paraben family manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as Colorless crystals or white crystalline powder. Ethylparaben is widely used as antioxidants. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E214.
There is concern that development of breast tumor has some connection with ingustion of highly concentrated ethylparaben in animal testing.
Ingestion of EthylParaben in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using EthylParaben: ADI 0-10 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that EthylParaben could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use EthylParaben in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of EthylParaben 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. EthylParaben is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about EthylParaben reported up to now.
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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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