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Cosmetics 2017, 4(2), 11; doi:10.3390/cosmetics4020011

Cosmetic Ingredients as Emerging Pollutants of Environmental and Health Concern. A Mini-Review

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sassari, Via Muroni 23/A, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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Academic Editor: Enzo Berardesca
Received: 10 March 2017 / Revised: 28 March 2017 / Accepted: 31 March 2017 / Published: 5 April 2017
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Abstract

Cosmetic and personal care products are used in huge quantities throughout the world; as a result of their regular use, they are continuously released into the environment in very large amounts. Many of these products are biologically active and are characterized by persistence and bioaccumulation potential, posing a threat to ecosystem and human health. On the basis of the most recent scientific literature available on this subject, this paper provides an overview of some cosmetic ingredients that are considered environmental emerging pollutants of particular concern such as UV filters, some preservatives (parabens, triclosan), and microplastics. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmetics; UV filters; parabens; triclosan; microplastics; environmental pollutants cosmetics; UV filters; parabens; triclosan; microplastics; environmental pollutants
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Juliano, C.; Magrini, G.A. Cosmetic Ingredients as Emerging Pollutants of Environmental and Health Concern. A Mini-Review. Cosmetics 2017, 4, 11.

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