Final Report of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel on the Safety Assessment of Methyl Acetate

Bart Heldreth, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Donald V. Belsito, Ronald A. Hill, Curtis D. Klaassen, Daniel Liebler, James G. Marks, Ronald C. Shank, Thomas J. Slaga, Paul W. Snyder, F. Alan Andersen

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Abstract

Alkyl acetates, as well as acetic acid and acetate salts, are widely used cosmetic ingredients, with a wide range of functions as fragrances, solvents, or skin-conditioning agents, depending on the specific ingredient. Available data on alkyl acetates, and acetic acid and the alcohol to which they could be metabolized, were considered adequate to support the safety of the entire group in the present practices of use and concentration in cosmetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112S-136S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Volume31
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cosmetics
  • methyl acetate
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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