Personal care products and cosmetics

Changqing Zhou, Catheryne Chiang, Emily Brehm, Genoa R. Warner, Jodi A. Flaws

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This chapter discusses the known effects of chemicals that are commonly used in personal care products and cosmetics on reproduction. Specifically, this chapter focuses on phthalates, parabens, and triclosan. For each category of chemicals, the chapter describes the effects of the chemicals on female and male reproductive endpoints. The reproductive endpoints that are of interest include the developing and mature sex organs, steroidogenic capacity and regulation, puberty, reproductive diseases and complications, fertility, pregnancy, and birth outcomes. Both human and animal studies are discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReproductive and Developmental Toxicology
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9780323897730
ISBN (Print)9780323915601
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


  • Fertility
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Reproductive organ development
  • Reproductive system health
  • Triclosan


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