Potential health effects include:
- Related to hormone disruption (mimics estrogen, inhibits testosterone)
- Hair styling gel/lotion
- For more, check out EWG’s Skin Deep database
To find products with parabens, look for any ingredient on the label that ends with “paraben”). Some products that may contain parabens include cosmetics, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner and hair styling gel.
* Under our weak federal laws, it’s impossible for us to know all the uses of parabens in consumer products. As a result, this is not an exhaustive list of all products containing parabens.