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We’re using parabens
I’ve heard the term ‘parabens’ before, but I didn’t really know what it was until now.
According to this research paper from the Journal of Applied Toxicology, parabens are chemical preservatives that get easily absorbed by our skin. These chemicals are confirmed to increase the risk of breast cancer cells and even boost their growth if they’re already there.
The problem? Parabens can be found in shampoos, toothpaste, deodorants and plenty of cosmetics. In short, they’re everywhere and their long-term impact can be devastating.
Captain’s Tip: Read the label of every product carefully and choose only products that are paraben-free. Some of the most commonly used parabens are labeled as methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben.