Parabens are preservatives used in a wide variety of personal care products and foods to prevent the growth of microbes. These endocrine-disrupting chemicals can be absorbed through skin, blood and the digestive system 
          ✔️FOUND IN: Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial and shower cleansers and scrubs 

          ✔️WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL: Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben 
          ✔️HEALTH CONCERNS: Endocrine disruption, cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergy

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: Pregnant women and young children

REGULATIONS: Some forms of parabens are banned in Denmark (propyl and butyl paraben, their isoforms and their salts) in cosmetics products for children up to 3 years.  

        ✔️HOW TO AVOID: Look for products labeled “paraben-free” and read ingredient lists on labels to avoid products with parabens. 


✔️พญ.พัฒศรี เชื้อพูล ( Patsri Chuepool,M.D.)

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