Parabens in Cosmetics
Shaundrea Rechsteiner, Business Development
Parabens are widely used as preservatives in many cosmetic and personal care products for preventing growth of yeast and mold. Parabens are used in everything from shampoos and cosmetics to body lotions and sunscreens. The chemicals have generated increasing health concerns because they mimic estrogens, which have been linked, in some studies, to an increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive problems.
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