Chemical UV filters might cause men infertility

Chemical UV filters might cause men infertility

A study demonstrated in 2016 that 13 out of 29 chemical UV filters mimic the Ca2+ signaling in human sperms by activating the progesterone pathway. This causes a Ca2+ imbalance in human sperm cells which directly affects its capacity to fertilize the egg.

All of these filters are allowed in the EU and/or US and they are typically found in sunscreens.

Some examples are avobenzone, octocrylene, octisalate or diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexylbenzoate, common UVA and UVB protectors.

References

Chemical UV filters mimic the effect of progesterone on Ca2+ signaling in human sperm cells. Rehfeld et al, Endocrinology 2016 Nov, 157(11), 4297-430.

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/14/health/sunscreen-sperm-male-fertility/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sunscreen-male-fertility-affectssperm_
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Blanca Motos Pérez es “Head of Project Development, Business Innovation, R&D de ADPCosmetics”. Miembro y asesor técnico del comité de expertos europeos para la defensa del dióxido de titanio, formado por expertos de las principales marcas del sector, y socia de la SEQC. Su experiencia internacional incluye postdoctorados en el CNRS y el IFPEN franceses, su doctorado en Química Orgánica, Mineral e Industrial en la Escuela de Ingenieros de Montpellier y un Máster en Química Sostenible entre la Universidad de Zaragoza, el Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence de York y GlaxoSmithKline. Posee amplia experiencia en el sector cosmético pues ADPCosmetics tiene presencia comercial en 98 países.

22 February, 2017 | Blog @en