Parabens: The Hidden Danger in Lotions and Sunscreens

Numerous customers have long known their favored lotions and sun blocks included parabens, or artificial chemicals made use of as preservatives. Yet with an increasing number of items being touted as “paraben-free,” many are now questioning, “What, specifically, are parabens, and are they hazardous?”
Parabens, which inhibit the development of bacteria, yeast, and molds, have actually been utilized in personal-care products like hair shampoos, conditioners, antiperspirants, and sunscreens for years, enabling these products to make it through for months, or years, during delivery and on store racks.
Studies have now revealed that parabens imitate the activity of the hormone estrogen, which is related to particular forms of bust cancer cells.
Organic Consumers Association September 4, 2007