Parabens: A Review of Epidemiology, Structure, Allergenicity, and Hormonal Properties

Allison L. Cashman; Erin M. Warshaw


Dermatitis. 2005;16(2):57-66. 

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Allergic reactions to parabens, the most commonly used preservatives, are rare. More research is needed to further elucidate the best formulations for patch testing, the potential effects of parabens on human hormonal function, and potential explanations of the 'paraben paradox.'

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