Pentyl paraben

PeP; p-Hydroxybenzoic acid pentyl ester; formula: C12H16O3; CAS Registry Number: 6521-29-5

The application of pentyl paraben (PeP) as a preservative in cosmetics and food is prohibited in the European Union (EU) since 2014.

Specimen

Students Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.

Sampling area

Sampling sites (humans) 4 university cities as sampling areas.

Sampling period

1995 - 2012