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Benzyl Alcohol in Soap (General) Guide

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Benzyl Alcohol raises a low level of health concern and is of regulatory concern because:

  • This ingredient is authoritatively classified as "known to be neurotoxic in man," according to the medical literature (Article by P Grandjean and PJ Landrigan in Lancet)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing immunotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
  • Indicates whether an ingredient in this product may cause contact-allergy reactions in fragrance-sensitive consumers (European Union)
  • This ingredient is subject to restrictions on use in fragrances under standards issued by the International Fragrance Association

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Benzyl alcohol is an organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2OH. The benzyl group is often abbreviated "Bn", thus benzyl alcohol is denoted as BnOH. Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure. Benzyl alcohol is partially soluble in water (4 g/100 mL) and completely miscible in alcohols and diethyl ether....

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