Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Heba Shaaban, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 19, 2018; Published: April 02, 2018
Citation: Heba Shaaban. “Endocrine Disruptors from Cosmetic Products: Health Impacts and Regulatory Methods”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.2 (2018).
&ndps;&ndps;Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can produce adverse effects on endocrine system via disrupting its functions . The potential negative impacts of these chemicals include developmental and neurological disorders, infertility and increased cancer risk [1-3]. Humans are exposed to endocrine disrupting compounds from many sources such as food, water, cosmetics and personal care products. These chemicals enter the human body’s via inhalation, ingestion, dermal contact and from the biological transfer from placenta or mother’s milk . Parabens and phthalates are the most concerned harmful chemicals that are used in cosmetics and personal care products. These compounds are of increasing importance in chemical regulations worldwide.
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