What’s wrong with parabens?
BY: DR. MELINA ROBERTS
Parabens are a chemical preservative found in many personal care products such as shampoo, conditioners, soaps, lotions, creams, cosmetics, as well as used as a food additive. The problem with parabens are that they mimic the hormone estrogen which disrupts our natural hormone balance. Hormonal imbalances are linked to many health problems including breast cancer. As well parabens have been found in breast cancer tumours. Parabens gets easily absorbed through the skin and has lipophilic properties, which means that they accumulate in fatty tissues.
There are more and more products that are being labeled “paraben-free” and it is best to stick to these products.