Parabens Found in Many Consumer Items
Paraben is found in a number of consumer health care products care products, like makeup, deodorants, shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, sun screens, spray tanning solution, and toothpaste. Parabens are also used as food additives. Paraben exposure can also occur through the consumption of processed foods.
Parabens a Controversial Ingredient
While parabens are generally been regarded as safe, there are recent health studies that have found that Parapen may be associated with premature skin aging, DNA damage, breast cancer as may also cause endocrine disruption (similar to BPA exposure). Another concern is that the estrogen-mimic aspect of parabens may be a factor in the increasing prevalence of early puberty in girls.
To be on the safe side, look for paraben free products, especially for your children.
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