Alryssa (alryssa) wrote in living_gently,
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Parabens = breast cancer?

http://www.breastcancer.org/research_deodorant.html

"...researchers found six different kinds of parabens in the breast cancer tissue samples. All of the samples contained some parabens... Take-home message: It's not time to throw out your deodorant or antiperspirant, at least not based on this study."

Parabens are found in food, cosmetics and all kinds of other products. Avoiding them is difficult, but not impossible. Even brands like Aveeno and St. Ives, supposedly "higher-end" lotions and creams, contain parabens (not all of them, but a large majority). For my part, I think I'll start phasing them out in the household; when it comes to cancer, and breast cancer in particular, every little thing could make all the difference.

I don't know how feasible it would be, but I'd like to start compiling a list of products (shampoos, conditioners, soaps, lotions, creams, cosmetics etc) that don't contain parabens. Just a brief look at labels at Wal-Mart today was surprising (there's a Wal-Mart equivalent of one Aveeno moisturiser for example, and neither of them contain parabens - but not all Aveeno products are paraben-free). Going paraben-free doesn't - and shouldn't - have to be expensive.
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