Personal care ingredients include: proplyparaben, methylparaben, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, and sodium butylparaben. Understand “ethyl,” “butyl,” “methyl,” and “propyl” are from the paraben family even if the word “paraben” isn’t in the name.
These endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be absorbed through skin, blood and the digestive system.
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) cities a 2004 British study that detected traces of five parabens in the breast tumors of 19 out of 20 women studied.
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