Benzoic Acid

 

Low Hazard Concern

Facts about this ingredient

  • Benzoic Acid is suspected of causing endocrine-disrupting effects, according to European Commission Annex 13. Includes both Category 1 (evidence for endocrine disruption in living organisms) and Category 2 (evidence of potential to cause endocrine disruption in in vitro studies)
  • Benzoic Acid is suspected of causing asthma. This list is a compilation of various sources including those that "may cause sensitization by inhalation" and includes some agents that are identified according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) as asthmagens or chemicals of concern for their potential to cause asthma.
  • It is not on any of GoodGuide’s lists of toxic chemicals which cause suspected or recognized health effects. It has not been detected in human tissue or urine.

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