Breast cancer linked to parabens
Parabens are the most widely used preservatives in personal care products; they stop fungus, bacteria and other microbes from growing in your favorite creams and makeup, especially in the moist, warm environment of a bathroom. Parabens are xeno-estrogens, or chemicals that can act like estrogens in our bodies. They are commonly found in make-up, shampoo, lotion, shaving cream, toothpaste, mouthwash as well as some processed foods and in many over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical drugs. A comprehensive study of women with breast cancer published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Technology found parabens in nearly 100 percent of all cancerous breast tumors. This evidence clearly links these chemicals to women's cancers. How to avoid it? Buy only personal care products free of parabens.