The existing information supports the use of this material as described in this safety assessment. p-Isopropylbenzyl alcohol was evaluated for genotoxicity, repeated dose toxicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, local respiratory toxicity, phototoxicity/photoallergenicity, skin sensitization, and environmental safety. Data from the read-across analog benzyl alcohol (CAS # 100-51-6) show that p-isopropylbenzyl alcohol is not expected to be genotoxic. Data from the read-across analog benzyl alcohol (CAS # 100-51-6) provide a calculated MOE >100 for the repeated dose, developmental, and local respiratory toxicity endpoints. The reproductive toxicity endpoint was evaluated using the TTC for a Cramer Class I material, and the exposure is below the TTC (0.03 mg/kg/day). Data from read-across analog benzyl alcohol (CAS # 100-51-6) provided p-isopropylbenzyl alcohol a NESIL of 5900 μg/cm2 for the skin sensitization endpoint. The phototoxicity and photoallergenicity endpoints were evaluated based on UV spectra; p-isopropylbenzyl alcohol is not expected to be phototoxic/photoallergenic. The environmental endpoints were evaluated; p-isopropylbenzyl alcohol was found not to be a PBT as per the IFRA Environmental Standards, and its risk quotients, based on its current volume of use in Europe and North America (i.e., PEC/PNEC) are <1.
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