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.


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

Sampling area

Sampling period

1995 - 2012