BENZYL ACETATE is one of the chemicals used. It is also used in apple, apricot and pear flavours. It can be found in jams, biscuits, cereals, cereal products, and alcoholic beverages.
It is used INDUSTRIALLY as a solvent in plastics and resin, cellulose acetate, nitrate, oils, lacquers, polishes and inks.
A number of previous studies show that this flavouring lead to pain in neck, headache and chest.
In addition, for children there is relationship between the consumption of benzyl acetate and hyperactive behavior.
It is also increased the incidences of pancreatic acinar cell and hepatocellular adenomas in rats.
Recent research also shows that it has neurobehavioral effects, seizures, when high doses of benzyl acetate was taken.
“Benzyl acetate is a potentially toxic compound.” – National Library of Medicine (PubChem)