oxybenzone

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oxybenzone

[¦äk·sē′ben‚zōn]
(organic chemistry)
C14H12O3 A crystalline substance with a melting point of 66°C; used as a sunscreen agent. Also known as 4-methoxy-2-hydroxybenzophenone.
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Urinary concentrations of 11 phthalate metabolites, including {mono(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate (MCPP), MBP, mono-isobutyl phthalate (MiBP), monobenzyl phthalate (MBzP), monoethyl phthalate (MEP), monocarboxy-isononyl phthalate (MCNP), monocarboxy-isooctyl phthalate (MCOP), and four metabolites of DEHP [mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP), mono(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP), mono(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP), and mono(2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl) phthalate (MECPP)]}; nine phenols (two dichlorophenols, bisphenol A, benzophenone-3, triclosan and four parabens); and creatinine, a marker of urine dilution, were assessed at the CDC as described in detail in previous publications (Silvaetal.
(1986) evidenced the absorption in the UVB/UVA regions, as observed for the positive controls quercetin and benzophenone-3, suggesting a possible photoprotective activity (Figure 1).
Caption: Benzophenone-3 is the most common allergy-causing UV filter.
Of 2,517 urine samples tested, benzophenone-3 (BP-3)--also known as oxy-benzone or 2-hydroxy-4-methoxyben-zophenone--was detected in 97% (Environ.
Benzophenone-3 is widely used in sun protection products and is the component that is most frequently reported to cause an allergic reaction, said Dr.
Consumer watchdog groups, such as Environmental Working Group (EWG), have branded these widely-used sunscreen ingredients as "unsafe," describing benzophenone-3 (BP-3) and oxybenzone as "photoallergenic toxicants or allergens," while ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (EHMC) or octinoxate has been undesirably designated as an endocrine disruptor, although the medical repercussions are still being assessed.
Scientists have found evidence that oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), a chemical found in most sunscreen products harms coral reefs.
Exposure to the sunscreen ingredient benzophenone-3 is "widespread in the U.S.
During the second week, they applied the same amount of Essex cream containing 10% by weight of the three sunscreens: benzophenone-3 (BP-3), 3-(4-methylbenzylidene) camphor (4-MBC), and octylmethoxycinnamate (OMC).
Escalol 567 UV filter (Ashland) (Benzophenone-3) 6.00
Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics, food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals; benzophenone-3, an ultraviolet-filter, is used in plastics and cosmetics; triclosan is used for its antibacterial properties in personal care products, clothing, or kitchenware (Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel 2008; Krause et al.
Other phenols, such as parabens, benzophenone-3, and triclosan are found in cosmetics, sunscreens, and antibacterial soaps, while some dichlorophenols are intermediates in the production of herbicides and room deodorizers.