Sunscreen linked to painful gynaecological condition

Past research has found that the ingredient benzophenone mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to skin reactions.

But the new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, claimed that small amounts of the chemical can pass through the skin and be absorbed into the blood where they are linked with an increased risk of endometriosis.

The condition, in which uterine tissue grows outside the womb, affects 1,500,000 women of reproductive age in the UK alone.

"This study is a salutary warning about this ingredient," Prof Nick Lowe, a leading skin specialist, was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

Dr Lowe, who works in London and California, added: "I wouldn

image
Business Standard
177 22
Business Standard

Sunscreen linked to painful gynaecological condition

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Past research has found that the ingredient benzophenone mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to skin reactions.

But the new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, claimed that small amounts of the chemical can pass through the skin and be absorbed into the blood where they are linked with an increased risk of endometriosis.

The condition, in which uterine tissue grows outside the womb, affects 1,500,000 women of reproductive age in the UK alone.

"This study is a salutary warning about this ingredient," Prof Nick Lowe, a leading skin specialist, was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

Dr Lowe, who works in London and California, added: "I wouldn

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Sunscreen linked to painful gynaecological condition

Do you use sunscreen more frequently? Beware, as an ingredient used in the lotions can cause painful gynaecological condition called endometriosis, scientists say.

Past research has found that the ingredient benzophenone mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to skin reactions.

But the new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, claimed that small amounts of the chemical can pass through the skin and be absorbed into the blood where they are linked with an increased risk of endometriosis.

The condition, in which uterine tissue grows outside the womb, affects 1,500,000 women of reproductive age in the UK alone.

"This study is a salutary warning about this ingredient," Prof Nick Lowe, a leading skin specialist, was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

Dr Lowe, who works in London and California, added: "I wouldn image

Business Standard
177 22
Widgets Magazine

More News

Widgets Magazine
Widgets Magazine

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard