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Description

Dioxybenzone is an organic compound used as an active ingredient in many sunscreens and other cosmetics. It is a member of the benzophenone family of compounds and is used to absorb ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. It is also used as a preservative in some cosmetics and personal care products.

Dioxybenzone is a potential endocrine disruptor and has been linked to reproductive and developmental toxicity. It has been found to be toxic to aquatic organisms and can accumulate in the environment.

Associated brand names:
  ▸ Neutrogena
  ▸ Aveeno
  ▸ Coppertone
  ▸ Banana Boat
  ▸ La Roche-Posay
  ▸ Vichy
  ▸ Garnier
  ▸ Lancome
  ▸ Clinique
  ▸ Olay

Synonyms
  • dioxybenzone
Classifications
  • sunscreen

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