What are parabens?
Parabens are ingredients used in beauty products that act as a preservative to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
In 2004, a study was published by Dr. Philippa Darbe, that showed high amounts of parabens in breast tumors. This study made women crazy over the ingredients being used in their daily routine.
“That first paper shocked people because it was the first time intact parabens had ever been measured in the human body,” says Dr. Darbre.
This study didn't show that any of these chemicals cause cancer, but it did make people more aware of what they were using. So why were people so worried? According to NCBI there is a potential for parabans to " increase female breast cancer incidence, to interfere with male reproductive functions and to influence development of malignant melanoma"
This information is one of the reason we decided not to use parabens in our toothpaste