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Use of pooled samples to assess human exposure to parabens, benzophenone-3 and triclosan in Queensland, Australia

Overview of attention for article published in Environment International, December 2015
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Title
Use of pooled samples to assess human exposure to parabens, benzophenone-3 and triclosan in Queensland, Australia
Published in
Environment International, December 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2015.09.001
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Authors

A.L. Heffernan, C. Baduel, L.M.L. Toms, A.M. Calafat, X. Ye, P. Hobson, S. Broomhall, J.F. Mueller

Abstract

Parabens, benzophenone-3 and triclosan are common ingredients used as preservatives, ultraviolet radiation filters and antimicrobial agents, respectively. Human exposure occurs through consumption of processed food and use of cosmetics and consumer products. The aim of this study was to provide a preliminary characterisation of exposure to selected personal care product chemicals in the general Australian population. De-identified urine specimens stratified by age and sex were obtained from a community-based pathology laboratory and pooled (n=24 pools of 100). Concentrations of free and total (sum of free plus conjugated) species of methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl paraben, benzophenone-3 and triclosan were quantified using isotope dilution tandem mass spectrometry; with geometric means 232, 33.5, 60.6, 4.32, 61.5 and 87.7ng/mL, respectively. Age was inversely associated with paraben concentration, and females had concentrations approximately two times higher than males. Total paraben and benzophenone-3 concentrations are significantly higher than reported worldwide, and the average triclosan concentration was more than one order of magnitude higher than in many other populations. This study provides the first data on exposure of the general Australian population to a range of common personal care product chemical ingredients, which appears to be prevalent and warrants further investigation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 2%
Unknown 48 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Unspecified 7 14%
Other 4 8%
Other 11 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 15 31%
Chemistry 8 16%
Environmental Science 8 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Other 9 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 October 2018.
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#3,403,655
of 12,867,507 outputs
Outputs from Environment International
#834
of 2,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#64,528
of 244,131 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environment International
#18
of 44 outputs
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