Parabens are a group of chemicals that
are widely used as preservatives in
cosmetics and personal care products
such as deodorants, shower gels and
body creams. They effectively prevent
the growth of microorganisms.
To evaluate if the way they are currently
being used is safe, the Scientific
Committee on Consumer Safety has
repeatedly over the years reviewed
the scientific data on potential health
effects. Experimental studies in animals
have shown that these parabens have
generally low toxicity and that they
don’t cause cancers.