I realize it’s a bit provocative using the word paranoia in connection with parabens. Of course it is plain common sense to be conscious of what we ingest, apply to our skin and hair, breathe, and surround ourselves with. However, let’s try and get some facts before we start crying wolf, shall we?
There has been so much in the media about the dangers of parabens that it seems all parabens have now been deemed bad and (possibly) dangerous due to (suspected) hormonal interference.
The fact of the matter is, there are several types of parabens, and not all of them are under suspicion for possible hormonal interference.
Methylparaben, Propylparaben and Ethylparaben are NOT under suspicion of hormonal interference, whereas butylparaben and isobutylparaben are. Every supplier I use offers paraben preservatives without the 2 paraben-types that are being scrutinized.
If you are worried about parabens I suggest you read the label on the products you buy - keeping in mind not all parabens are harmful.