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Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid (BCSA) have been found to affect human sperm function in a progesterone-like manner. Progesterone is a type of hormone
Researchers from Danish EDMaRC have found that almost half of all approved UV filters -including benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid (BCAA) – in traditional sunscreens interfere with the function of sperm, which can lead to the sperm failing to fertilize an egg.
How is it used?
Benzylidene camphor sulfonic acid (BCSA) is a chemical sunscreen used as a UV light filter in various products, including cosmetics*. BCSA protects the skin from the sun by absorbing UV light.
EDmaRC has found the following “Biomonitoring studies show that over 90% of the Danish population excretes UV filters in their urine not only during the summer period but throughout the whole year. It is caused by the wide industrial use of UV filters, not only in sunscreens but also in many other everyday consumer products, such as personal care products, food packaging, furniture, clothes, detergent, toys, cleansing agents and many others. Widespread use of UV filters is caused by their unique properties to protect colors from blushing and to protect plastic from melting due to sun exposure.”
We use the European Commissions definition of Cosmetics:
“Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup”.
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