What are the Dangers of Parabens ?
If you've done any research at all on skincare products, then you may not know what parabens are, but you've gotten the idea that they're something to avoid. Natural products usually promote themselves as being paraben free, but many other products contain them.
Parabens are chemical preservatives that are used in a variety of skincare and cosmetic products. They are even used in some foods. Although they do occur naturally in some plants, the parabens that are used commercially are synthetically produced.
Although the dangers of parabens have not been scientifically proven, they are being called into question. Their presence has been found in breast tumors. Since deodorants may contain parabens, it is possible that there is a link between them ant the cancer. This is believed to be a factor because parabens have been shown to have a possible estrogenic effect which means they respond to your body as though they were the hormone Estrogen. Not only do people fear they may go through the skin and interfere with breast or uterine tissue, but they may have the potential to lead to skin cancer as well.