Parabens: good or bad?

spineyogurt spineyogurt
Some of my favorite lubes contain parabens, whats wrong with them? And why do so many companies use them if they're bad for you
11/19/2012
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Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Some of my favorite lubes contain parabens, whats wrong with them? And why do so many companies use them if they're bad for you
This link has a lot of good information:
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Companies use them because they're cheap, prevent microbe growth, and they aren't illegal. Twinkies use preservatives that can cause cancer and milk can contain hormones that can increase the age of puberty and likelyhood of cancer. Why do companies use those? They're cheap and legal.

These things are going to be legal until there are VERY FIRM conclusions made directly linking them to things. So what 9/10 breast tumors studied had parabens, were those women on birth control? Did they eat red meat? There need to be HUGE studies in order for things to be taken out of use, especially from cheap products..

There have only been a few small studies on parabens, but I'd rather not take the chance of introducing my body into any more cancer causing things than I have to, especially when there are tons of lubes out there that DON'T have them!
11/19/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I second everything Ryuson said! In my opinion, since it's easy to find alternatives, I just go for them, even if it is questionable that the orginal is truly unsafe.
11/20/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
In lubes they make me burn, so I avoid them. Otherwise, see what Ryuson said.
11/20/2012
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