Woman man; young old… We all use the colorful world of cosmetics to look better, feel better or even make ourselves more attractive. However, we do not yet know what many cosmetic materials we use include what they contain, as well as what these substances do not know and which can form in our bodies after long-term use. Let's get to know one of these dangers, Paraben!
Paraben are esters of p-hydroxy benzoic acid. It is a preservative used to increase the shelf life of the products to be more resistant to deterioration. It is possible to see one or more parabens as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben or benzylparaben in cosmetic products. It is highly preferred because of its low cost and effectiveness against microbiological contamination.
Parabens, which are cheap and considered to be good preservatives, are both toxic and toxic. Causes skin irritation and allergic reactions such as eczema. Parabens are also known as substances that mimic the hormone estrogen in the body. Therefore, taking too much or accumulating in the body over time, causes hormone deterioration and irritation.
Paraben substance was not only found on the surface where it was applied, but it was also clinically detected to penetrate into our skin, tissues, blood and urine.
Therefore, prolonged exposure causes breast cancer to spread. In studies, some parabens mimic the activity of estrogen hormone in body cells. Estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer and parabens have been found in some breast types. It is understood that the famous deodorants, antiperspirants, hand face creams, sprays that we apply directly to our body, which we use and never give up in daily life, increase our risk of having breast cancer.
Annex V of the Cosmetic Regulation The limit values for parabens are given in the List of Preservatives Allowed to Use in Cosmetic Products.
However, the regulation states that children under 3 years of age should not be used in products that are not rinsed prepared for application to the diaper area. Therefore, paraben should not be used in 0-3 years old baby products (especially wet wipes).
Let's look at every material we use to look good and be healthy.
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