butylated hydroxyanisole


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Related to butylated hydroxyanisole: butylated hydroxytoluene, benzoic acid

bu·tyl·at·ed hy·drox·y·an·is·ole (BHA),

(byū'tĭl-ā'ted hī-droks'ē-an'ĭ-zōl),
hydroxytoluene propyl gallate, hydroquinone, methionine. An antioxidant used in foods.

BHA

A waxy combination of 2-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole and 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole, which is an antioxidant.

Alternative medicine
BHA-rich diets in pregnant mice allegedly reduce cholinesterase activity in offspring, and impact on their level of aggressiveness, sleep patterns and weight.
 
Carcinogenicity
Uncertain; BHA has been linked to neoplasia of squamous epithelium, including papillomas and squamous cell carcinoma.
 
Toxicity
Heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, nerve damage.

Food industry
BHA is used as a preservative in foods, feeds, cosmetics, rubbers, drugs (e.g., statins and isoretinoin) and in petroleum products. BHA is used in food processing and packaging to prevent fats and oils from becoming rancid.

butylated hydroxyanisole

BHA A preservative used in the food processing industry to prevent fats and oils from becoming rancid, it also added to packaged foods; a BHA-rich diet in pregnant mice is alleged to significantly reduce cholinesterase activity in offspring, and impact on the animals' level of aggressiveness, sleep patterns, and weight. See Alternative medicine, BHT.
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One male patient who had positive patch test from butylated hydroxyanisole (antioxidant in cosmetics), triethanolamine (surface-active agent in soaps, shampoos), and gallate mix was using fairness creams, antiacne (herbal) cream, and soaps but elicited no positive reaction from these products.
In the DPPH radical-scavenging assay, Table 2 shows the concentrations of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and the Thai herb extracts, at which the DPPH radicals were scavenged by 50 % ([IC.sub.50]), the lower the [IC.sub.50], the higher the antioxidant activity.
Ascorbic acid, Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and [alpha]-Tocopherol for antioxidant activity.
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and Ascorbic acid were used as reference materials.
Common antioxidant preservatives include butylated hydroxyl toluene (BHT), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) and propyl gallate (PG).
Butylated Hydroxyanisole ( BHA is used in cosmetic products as a preservative but is considered to be a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organisation.
Another change (amongst others) would introduce maximum levels for butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) in lard, beef, poultry and sheep fat.
EGCG also topped other antioxidants, such as butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and resveratol.
ANTIOXIDANTS: ASCORBIC ACID; BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHA); BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE (BHT); CITRIC ACID; COMBINATIONS; ERYTHORBIC ACID; ETHOXYQUIN; GLYCERYL MONO-OLEATE; GLUCOSE OXIDASE-CATALASE; GUM GUAIAC; MALIC ACID; NATURAL; PROPYL GALLATE; TERTIARY BUTYLHYDROQUINONE (TBHG); TOCOPHEROL
Estrogenic potency Benzophenone-3 131-57-7 1/100,000 Benzophenone-6 131-54-4 1/20,000,000 Benzophenone-7 85-19-8 1/300,000 Benzyl salicylate 118-58-1 1/600,000 Menthyl salicylate 89-46-3 1/200,000 Ethylhexyl salicylate 118-60-5 1/2,000,000 Nordihydroguaiaretic acid 500-38-9 1/600,000 Butylated hydroxytoluene 128-37-0 1/8,000,000 2,6, Di-t-butylphenol 128-39-2 1/20,000,000 Butylated hydroxyanisole 25013-16-5 1/2,000,000 CAS, Chemical Abstracts Service.
BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (E320) has caused birth defects in laboratory animals.