Breast cancer has been linked to cosmetics and in particular, parabens in the products we put on our skin. Our body absorbs these chemicals and not all of them are eliminated from our body. Since women are the major users of skin care products and makeup, it stands that we are the most exposed.
Paraben is used mainly as an antimicrobial preservative in cosmetics and personal care products. In research, paraben has been found in 18 out of 20 tumours tested and indicates that it mimics estrogen-like activity in our body. Breast cancers respond to estrogen. With the rise in breast cancer among women, 1 in 3, it pays to be alert to products that can cause us harm.
Look for organic skin care products with no parabens and be on the safe side. Your health may depend on it.