Human Exposure to Chemicals in Personal Care Products and Health Implications

  • Alexandros G. Asimakopoulos
  • Ioannis N. Pasias
  • Kurunthachalam Kannan
  • Nikolaos S. ThomaidisEmail author
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 36)


Human exposure to major classes of personal care products (PCPs) that include disinfectants (e.g. triclosan), fragrances (e.g. musks), insect repellents (e.g. DEET), preservatives (e.g. parabens), and UV filters (e.g. benzophenones) has been reviewed. Concentrations of these toxicants in human matrices (blood, urine, or tissues) have been compiled, alongside with relevant health implications.


Disinfectants Fragrances Humans Insect repellents Personal care products Preservatives UV filters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros G. Asimakopoulos
    • 1
  • Ioannis N. Pasias
    • 1
  • Kurunthachalam Kannan
    • 2
  • Nikolaos S. Thomaidis
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of ChemistryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, School of Public HealthState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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