Safety assessment of propyl paraben: a review of the published literature.

@article{Soni2001SafetyAO,
  title={Safety assessment of propyl paraben: a review of the published literature.},
  author={Madhusudan G. Soni and George A. Burdock and Steve L Taylor and Norman A Greenberg},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={513-32}
}
Propyl paraben (CAS no. 94-13-3) is a stable, non-volatile compound used as an antimicrobial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics for over 50 years. It is an ester of p-hydroxybenzoate. Propyl paraben is readily absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract and dermis. It is hydrolyzed to p-hydroxybenzoic acid, conjugated and the conjugates are rapidly excreted in the urine. There is no evidence of accumulation. Acute toxicity studies in animals indicate that propyl paraben is relatively non… CONTINUE READING

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