Parabens are synthetic preservatives used in foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products such as deodorants, moisturizers and shampoos. Common parabens include methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben.
Parabens can mimic hormones in the body and disrupt functions of the endocrine system. There are suspected links to breast cancers, other forms of cancer, early onset of puberty, infertility and more. Grab a product from home and check your label! Snap a photo of a product containing parabens and share here! Your share could help someone else learn more about their ingredients and making better choices for their home!