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Benzophenone in sunscreens - monitoring

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Cosmetician Pollutants

Final report of the priority action A-048-23

The aim of the focus campaign was to determine the contamination of sunscreens containing octocrylene with the degradation product benzophenone, which will be banned from 1 December 2023.

45 samples from all over Austria were analysed. Three samples were rejected:

  • In one sample, a health hazard could not be ruled out due to the benzophenone content
  • Two samples were suspected to contain technically avoidable quantities of benzophenone
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Cosmetician Pollutants

Last updated: 18.07.2022

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