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Polyparaben - The Most Dangerous Of Them All
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Great post that nicely exposes one of the many faults in EWG's Skin Deep database. For a more comprehensive discussion on the usefulness of this database, check out:
Just to bring your post up to date, the EU Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety have now determined that propylparaben and butylparaben are safe for use in cosmetics up to a combined total of 0.19% (with the total paraben concentration remaining at a maximum of 0.8%). As yet, no-one has asked the SCCS to evaluate polyparaben!
March 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM
Thanks for your input! I am so pleased to hear they have cleared propyl- and butylparaben for cosmetics use. I'd love a link to more info on that if you have it. :)
March 20, 2011 at 6:10 PM
Below are links to two of the eleven articles I have written on parabens on www.personalcaretruth.com - these two refer specifically to the SCCS opinion - and there is a link to the SCCS document within the articles.
March 21, 2011 at 9:54 AM
Thanks so much for your valuable input Dene!
March 21, 2011 at 10:19 AM
From what I understand, polyparaben was actually a manufacturer's mistake first - it then got copied from a label and spread around like a bad rumor.
April 7, 2012 at 6:24 AM
Hi Rachel, I've actually heard that too (since writing this post). It could very well be true. :)
April 7, 2012 at 8:58 AM
Vaseline lotion lists polyparaben as one of its ingredients.
October 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM
Hey there Anonymous - I just did a quick search and found propylparaben, but no polyparaben. Can you tell me which of their lotions you mean? They have several lotions....
October 13, 2012 at 6:39 PM
Loved you comments on parabens! Just what I was researching...would love to hear all your thoughts on the Sodium Laurel Sulfate fiasco!
August 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Hi Meredith - Thanks so much for your kind words. I have actually done a few posts on bath products where SLS is included, but haven't really concentrated on the politics and misunderstandings about SLS-- you may have just inspired a new blog post!
August 13, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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