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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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Have you checked if your go-to sunscreen contains oxybenzone, benzophenone-3, butylparaben, octinoxate or ethylhyxyl methoxycinnamate, and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor?
Benzophenone-3 is an ultraviolet light filter used in sunscreen, clear plastic packaging, and other products to prevent damage to color and scent (e.g., soap, perfumes) (IARC 2013).
Toxicopathological effects of the sunscreen UV filter, oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3), on coral planulae and cultured primary cells and its environmental contamination in Hawaii and the U.S.
The contaminated water contained three commonly used UV filters, namely benzophenone-3 (BP-3), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (EHMC) and octocrylene (OC).
However, in March 2008, the US Centers for Disease Control revealed that 97 percent of Americans had oxybenzone, also known as benzophenone-3, in their urine.
Oxybenzone (also called benzophenone-3) damages the DNA of corals, leading to poor development of corals and reefs.
Most sunscreens in the market contain Benzophenone or its derivatives, such as Oxybenzone, and Benzophenone-3 as the active ingredient.
In addition, the amount of benzophenone-3 used in United States sunscreens is more than all other benzophenones combined (Dermatitis 2014;25:3-10).
Photoallergic contact dermatitis from sunscreens occurs from organic UV filters with benzophenone-3 (also known as oxybenzone) being the most common cause.
One chemical that is almost universally used in sunscreens is benzophenone-3 (BP3).