Benzophenones In Sunscreen May Be Associated With Higher Endometriosis Risk

Benzophenones In Sunscreen May Be Associated With Higher Endometriosis Risk

Health Day (5/18) reports that a study published online in the Journal Environmental Science & Technology “links chemicals found in certain sunscreens to a higher risk of endometriosis.” After examining “urine from 625 women from California and Utah,” researchers found that “those diagnosed with endometriosis were more likely to have the highest levels of” benzophenone-type UV filters “in their urine.” The piece points out that benzophenone-3 may somehow affect estrogen levels and that those with a history of endometriosis may want to avoid this chemical.

By | 2018-11-22T06:16:39+00:00 September 14th, 2012|News|0 Comments

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