How safe is it?

What is it? 
Benzylbenzoate is an ingredient used in fragrances, as food additive, veterinary products and insecticide. 

How can I avoid it? Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

Uses: 
• Fragrances 
• Food additive in artificial flavors 
• Antiparasitic insecticide - lice and scabies treatment 
• Prepackaged food 
• Veterinary preparation 

Other names for Benzylbenzoate: 
• Benylate 
• Benzoic acid, benzyl ester 
• Benzoic acid anhydrid 
• Benzoic acid phenylmethyl ester 
• Benzyl alcohol benzoic ester 
• Benzyl benzoate 
• Benzyl phenylformate 

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
• Balsam of Peru 
• Benzoic acid 
• Tolu balsam
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