Dermal uptake of benzophenone-3 from clothing

Glenn Morrison, Gabriel Bekö, Charles J. Weschler, Tobias Schripp, Tunga Salthammer, Jørn Toftum, Geo Clausen, H. Frederiksen

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Benzophenone-3 (aka BP-3, oxybenzone) is added to sunscreens, plastics and some coatings to filter UV radiation. A suspected endocrine disruptor, BP-3 has been widely detected and ot only in summertime, where a more intended use of sunscreen might be expected in the urine of Danish children (Frederiksen et al., 2016; Krause et al, 2016) and other populations. BP-3 has been found in the air and settled dust of homes (Wan et al., 2015) and is expected to redistribute from its original sources to other indoor compartments, including clothing. As has been previously observed for phthalates (Morrison et al., 2016), we hypothesized that dermal uptake from clothing would occur and could contribute to the body burden of this compound.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Healthy Buildings 2017
Number of pages2
Publication date2017
Article number0229
ISBN (Print)978-83-7947-232-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20175 Jul 2017


ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2017


  • Benzophenone-3
  • Clothing
  • Dermal uptake
  • Exposure
  • Biomonitoring

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