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Paraben Side Effects
Possibly nothing!: Although you may have no reaction other than the desired moisturizer of your skin using this product, preservatives such as methyl paraben are well known for their potential to cause allergic contact dermatitis which can manifest as an itchy inflamed rash on the area in contact as well as other areas of the body, too. This second reaction is called an id reaction. If you are not allergic, no rash. ...Read more
Controversy: exists over the safety of parabens in cosmetics. There is no good scientific evidence that parabens increase the risk of cancer(s). Parabens are considered safe based on their long term use and safety record. There is evidence that parabens may react with UVB light from sun exposure resulting in increased skin aging and damage. ...Read more
What is all the hype about the harm of parabens nowadays? So many ppl use products with parabens in them, so how do we go about avoiding them?
What's a good paraben free cleanser wipe for the skin? I was using pure and clear but they stopped making it. Can I please have specific answer?
No good ones but..: All cleanser wipes have some toxic ingredients but Aveeno (oatmeal) Ultra Calming may be least toxic and does not have parabens- see http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=makeup+wipes I advise using oils such as olive, almond and coconut oils to remove makeup instead. See http://eleganceandbeautyreviews.com/the-best-and-organic-way-to-remove-makeup/ ...Read more
Yes: Both parabens and phthtalates are chemicals found in cosmetic, skincare and other products for babies that can influence endocrine systems as disruptors. The precautionary principle dictates that we act to avoid these products and find alternatives given the possibility of harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's possible: The jury is still out on chemicals deemed endocrine disruptors. Parabens are in this category. They can act like estrogen. The studies that have been done so far were using very high doses in lab animals. The big question is do the tiny doses we get from cosmetics, lotion, shampoo etc add up? Hopefully we will have a better answer soon. There are more and more products that are paraben free now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are toxic to ce: They are toxic to certain bacteria, so they alter your normal micro flora. As a treatment for dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, this becomes irrelevant. OTC shampoos which will probably help if used at least. 3x a day (5x is OK) include. Zinc pyrethione (head& shoulders, DHS Zn), selenium sulfide (Selsun, Head &shoulders), salicylic acid (TSal, DHS SAL). If this fails, there are prescriptions. U ...Read more
What does the most recent research indicate about a correlation between parabens and cancer growth?
Potential carcinogen: Parabens or para hydroxy benzines are found in cosmetics, food preserves, many day to day products are implicated in genesis of carcinomas though definite scientific evidences is still lacking. High concentrations are found in breast cancer tissue, has estrogen like activity , contributes endocrine disruption, & may cause dna breakdown possibly skin aging. ...Read more
If you had to recommend a makeup brand to wear free or less of dangerous chemicals and parabens etc. What brands would you suggest? Thanks dr.
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