Aren’t parabens harmful to people with eczema?

Aren’t parabens harmful to people with eczema?

There are no studies indicating that Parabens harmful to people with eczema. Parabens are preservatives widely used in cosmetic products to protect these products from any microorganism. Most cosmetic companies will use more than one preservative to protect against a broad range of microorganisms.

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Which parabens harmful to people with eczema?

The most commonly used parabens are mehylparabens, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Here are some lists of products that may contain paraben:
-Shaving products
-Hair care products
In 1984 the CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) tested and reviewed the safety of parabens. They came to the conclusion that Parabens  were safe for use in any cosmetics as long the level is below 25%.  Since most cosmetic products use parabens at levels ranging from .01 to .3%, this is below the acceptable range and should not be harmful.
In 2004, the Journal of Applied Toxicology studys detected parabens in breast tumors and in the context of the weak estrogen-like properties of parabens and the influence of breast cancer, but DID NOT show that parabens cause cancer or that they are harmful in any way. These studies also did not show any possible paraben levels in normal tissues which left several questions unanswered.
Till today, many people still have questions whether Parabens might be the leading cause to breast cancer. To clarify any confusion, studys showed Parabens can act similarly to estrogen (estrogenic activity  in the body which is known to be associated with certain forms of breast cancer), but parabens have much less estrogenic activity  than the body’s naturally occurring estrogen.
At the present time there is no reason to be concerned about the use of cosmetics containing paraben at all. If there are problems, the FDA will advise the public and industries and will consider legal options to protect the health and safety of consumers.


Eczema Facts:

  • Eczema is generally erupts in response to environmental factors such as exposure to products containing harsh chemicals.
  • Eczema is a chronic condition; it typically improves and then flares (worsens) periodically.
  • Eczema, or dermatitis as it is sometimes called, is a group of skin conditions which can affect all age groups.
  • Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a noncontagious condition of the skin.
  • The eczema skin cannot protect itself from increased rate of
    evaporation, and the loss of moisture leads to further dryness.
  • Eczema is one of those conditions that can come and go as it pleases to.
  • Eczema is an allergic reaction which manifests at the level of the skin and is triggered by an accumulation of damp, phlegm and heat toxins in the system.


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