Ethylparaben E214 (ethyl para-hydroxybenzoate) is the ethyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. Its formula is HO-C6H4-CO-O-CH2CH3. It is a member of the class of compounds known as parabens. It is used as an antifungal preservative. As a food additive, it has E number E214. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is EthylParaben E214?
Ethylparaben E214 is a paraben and preservative found in many skin care products, ranging from skin cream to body lotion to deodorant. It can be found in essential oils used to treat dry skin and in primrose oil serving as an anti-septic.
Possible Side Effects of EthylParaben E214
Although EthylParaben E214 generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
Decreased Sperm Levels
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. EthylParaben E214 is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to EthylParaben E214 populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake EthylParaben E214.
1. Final amended report on the safety assessment of Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, and Benzylparaben as used in cosmetic products. [Int J Toxicol. 2008] Author: [No authors listed]