Toxic Tuesday: Focus On Parabens

WHAT IS IT? A common and very cheap cosmetic preservative, the second most common skincare ingredient.

HEALTH RISK: Synthetic parabens are toxic in large or cumulative quantities, as the body stores parabens in many tissue types. They can cause allergic reactions, skin rashes and irritation. Parabens have been shown to mimic estrogen which disrupts normal hormone function. Exposure to external estrogen’s have been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer and increase cell abnormalities. There should be no excuse for your skincare products to still have Parabens.

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  1. All the posts on toxic Tuesday contain only claims with no back up information and little detail. And they simply link to a company where there is no further information to be found. It feels a bit like manipulative marketing rather than any type of valuable information. Please make posts more informative and claims more substantiated.

    Respectfully | 02.14.2012 | Reply


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