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  • n. A paraben, the butyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, used as an antifungal preservative in cosmetics.


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  • Some parabens - namely butylparaben and propylparaben - are under investigation by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) because of concerns about links with breast cancer and problems with the male reproductive system.

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  • This group of synthetic, estrogenic preservatives contains the aforementioned methylparaben, along with propylparaben, butylparaben, and pretty much anything with a - paraben in its name.

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  • And sometimes butylparaben is absorbed into the bloodstream of lab mice, where it mimics estrogen and retards sperm production.

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  • : Parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben); nickel; cobalt; chromate

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  • Parabens, including methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben are found in most personal hygiene products.

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  • You might not see the word parabens, but that does not mean they are not there, as these chemicals might be listed as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben or butylparaben.


  • This is because parabens, in their many forms (methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, or butylparaben) have been linked to breast cancer. Main RSS Feed

  • Added as preservatives are sodium propylparaben 0. 0225% and sodium butylparaben 0. 0075%.


  • Alcohol, which is often added to cosmetics, can stimulate the penetration of parabens into the skin and also the conversion of methylparaben to butylparaben, which, with propylparaben, has the greatest hormone disrupting properties in men and women.

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  • Effects of butylparaben on the male reproductive system in rats.



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