Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

This study is designed to assess the risks to human health of the UV screen Benzophenone-3 (BP-3, Oxybenzone). Benzophenone-3 is added to many chemical sunscreens in the U.S. It is an effective UV Screen but there also evidence supporting its effects as an endocrine system disruptor, there is evidence it both its estrogenic and anti-androgenic effects. In order to assess the risks to human health of Benzophenone-3 a review of the scientific literature will be made. By assessing the toxcicity and exposure levels a level of risk will be determined. Also the chemical structure will be considered and compared to the chemical structure of other known endocrine disruptors. A review of the policy surrounding Benzophenone-3 will also be completed. A comprehensive understanding of the risks of Benzophenone-3 will reached and presented in order to inform the public.

Faculty Sponsor

Gail Carlson

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

269

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Does exposure to Oxybenzone in personal care products result in endocrine system disruption problems in humans?

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

This study is designed to assess the risks to human health of the UV screen Benzophenone-3 (BP-3, Oxybenzone). Benzophenone-3 is added to many chemical sunscreens in the U.S. It is an effective UV Screen but there also evidence supporting its effects as an endocrine system disruptor, there is evidence it both its estrogenic and anti-androgenic effects. In order to assess the risks to human health of Benzophenone-3 a review of the scientific literature will be made. By assessing the toxcicity and exposure levels a level of risk will be determined. Also the chemical structure will be considered and compared to the chemical structure of other known endocrine disruptors. A review of the policy surrounding Benzophenone-3 will also be completed. A comprehensive understanding of the risks of Benzophenone-3 will reached and presented in order to inform the public.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/338