Organic UV filters as hormonal dysruptors


A study carried out by Strajhar et al., 2017 shows how octocrylene and methoxycinnamate dysrupt the molecule pathways required for steroid hormone synthesis in the adrenal cortex.

The study relies on an improved method for detecting the effect of hormone dysrupting chemicals. Human cells from the adrenal cortex (H295R) were utilized in this work.


  • Strajar et al., “Steroid profiling in H295R cells to identify chemicals potentially disrupting the prodution of adrenal steroids”, Toxicology 2017, 381, 51-56

See also:

The impact of the use of hormone dysruptors:

  • Sam De Coster and Nicolas van Larebeke, “Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Associated Disorders and Mechanisms of Action”, Journal of Environmental and Public Health 2012, Article ID 713696, 52 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/713696

Chemistry degree by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (2005) and PhD degree in by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (2010) 14 Scientific publications, all of them in Journals of the SCI. H index:7. Participations in 26 National and International Meetings.1 Patent of invention P2011132063PCT 2012/07034014/05/2012  Area of expertise: Design and characterization of hierarchically structured nanocomposites with novelty properties and advanced functionalities.

03 May, 2017 | Blog @en