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A colorless crystalline compound, C14H12O3, that is a derivative of benzophenone and is sometimes used in sunscreens.

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l Oxybenzone, octinoxate and homosalate Found in many sunscreens, lip balms, and other products with SPF, these chemicals can cause endometriosis and can pose a risk to reproductive systems.
com)-- CBS News, The New York Times, and MauiTime all released articles targeting the damaging effects that oxybenzone has on coral reefs.
Most of it - including products by Aveeno, Banana Boat, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic and Neutrogena - contains a chemical called oxybenzone to deflect UV rays.
Scientists have found evidence that oxybenzone (benzophenone-3), a chemical found in most sunscreen products harms coral reefs.
36) Found in most sunscreens, octibenzone and oxybenzone are rated "high-risk" by the Environmental Working Group.
test include propolis, tocopherol, oxybenzone, and many surfactants and botanicals.
5%; however, it does not include skin irritant oxybenzone.
Today she serves as co--principal investigator of a study investigating a new chemical of potential concern: oxybenzone, a common ingredient in sunscreen.
Some 60% of sunscreens contain the potential hormone disrupter oxybenzone, which easily can penetrate the skin.
Another chemical is oxybenzone, which interferes with circulating hormones, triggering cell damage, which also leads to cancer.
Look for some combination of these ingredients: avobenzone, ecamsule, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.