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

Cashman, Allison L.; Warshaw, Erin M.


Parabens are the most commonly used preservatives in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and industrial products. The epidemiology, structural properties, allergenicity, hormonal properties, and hypotheses regarding the “paraben paradox” are addressed in this review.

From the University of Minnesota, School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, and the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN. Reprints not available.

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