What are Parabens?

There has been a lot of talk about parabens!  They are chemicals that are used as preservatives which prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus. They can be found in cosmetics, shampoo, conditioners, lotions, cleaners, toothpastes etc and even in food. They are efficient, cheap and increase the shelf life of products. Sounds good!

But unfortunately they can be easily absorbed through the skin, circulatory and digestive systems where they mimic estrogen.  They act to disrupt our hormonal balance and have been associated with not only endocrine disruption but cancer as well.

Check out your everyday personal care products to see if they have been laced with

Methylpararben

Propylparaben

Ethylparaben

Butylparaben

Benzylparaben

Next time you are shopping for these products, check the labels and try to avoid parabens.

The Ninety Ninth Monkey supports Paraben-Free  products. 

Blog brought to you by: Barbara Spencer, The Ninety Ninth Monkey, 905-620-0399, info@theninetyninthmonkey.com


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