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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Research on Parabens

  1. A survey of 215 cosmetic products in 1995 found parabens in 99% of the leave-on cosmetic products and 77% of the rinse-off products (Rastogi et al., 1995). 
  2. Parabens are absorbed into the human body (Darbre et al., 2004; Ye et al., 2006). 
  3. Intact parabens that escaped from metabolism by esterases from the intestine and skin were detected in human urine samples, with methylparaben and propylparaben being the most abundant followed by butylparaben.
  4. Parabens do show some estrogenic/antiandrogenic activity. They are likely Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
  5. Medications that contain parabens resulted in higher paraben concentrations in urine. 
  6. Parabens rapidly get into the bloodstream once they are applied to skin.  (Wang, 2015)
  7. If you have parabens in your urine, you've been exposed to the toxic chemials. (Braun, 2013) 
  8. Some parabens are linked to reproductive toxicity. (Meeker, 2011)

If you want to reduce your exposure to toxins, don't use products with parabens. This includes cosmetics, shampoo, lotion, and anything you might put on or in your body.

Hu, 2012.
Dodge, 2015.
Wang, 2015
Braun, 2013.
Meeker, 2011.

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