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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(8), 782; doi:10.3390/ijerph13080782

Recent Advances on Endocrine Disrupting Effects of UV Filters

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Institute of Environmental Science, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Key Laboratory of Health Risk Factors for Seafood of Zhejiang Province, Zhoushan 316022, China
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Institute of Quality Standard of Agro-Products, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China
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School of Science, Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, Lin’an 311300, China
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Guangzhou Key Laboratory of Environmental Exposure and Health, School of Environment, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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Academic Editor: Huixiao Hong
Received: 25 May 2016 / Revised: 9 July 2016 / Accepted: 25 July 2016 / Published: 3 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Endocrine Disruptors and Public Health)
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Abstract

Ultraviolet (UV) filters are used widely in cosmetics, plastics, adhesives and other industrial products to protect human skin or products against direct exposure to deleterious UV radiation. With growing usage and mis-disposition of UV filters, they currently represent a new class of contaminants of emerging concern with increasingly reported adverse effects to humans and other organisms. Exposure to UV filters induce various endocrine disrupting effects, as revealed by increasing number of toxicological studies performed in recent years. It is necessary to compile a systematic review on the current research status on endocrine disrupting effects of UV filters toward different organisms. We therefore summarized the recent advances on the evaluation of the potential endocrine disruptors and the mechanism of toxicity for many kinds of UV filters such as benzophenones, camphor derivatives and cinnamate derivatives. View Full-Text
Keywords: ultraviolet filters; cosmetics; endocrine disrupting effects; nuclear receptor ultraviolet filters; cosmetics; endocrine disrupting effects; nuclear receptor
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Wang, J.; Pan, L.; Wu, S.; Lu, L.; Xu, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Guo, M.; Zhuang, S. Recent Advances on Endocrine Disrupting Effects of UV Filters. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 782.

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