The Scary Truth on Parabens, YUCK! | Switch2Pure

By Estela Cockrell

The Scary Truth on Parabens, YUCK! | Switch2Pure

The FDA may not ban parabens, but we can (and we do). Everyone should worry about the amount of toxins coursing through our veins with unknown effects—and mamas, teens and children even more so. The point? Just because something at your friendly neighborhood drugstore or grocer says it’s “safe” or “clean” or “natural” doesn’t mean it is. Right now, just 30 ingredients are banned from personal products in the U.S. by the FDA—giving companies free reign to load up their goods with as many toxins (aka preservatives, fragrance) as they please (think formaldehyde in baby body wash – YUP!)

What’s a girl to do? Stay smart. For starters, avoid parabens (found in cosmetics, personal care and hair care products).  So, what’s the BIG deal?  Parabens may alter hormone levels in your body, they have been linked to risk for certain types of cancer, impaired fertility, or alteration of the development of a fetus or young child; studies have found parabens in breast tumors; animal studies show brain and nervous system effects.  If you see prefix “methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl” or the general word “fragrance” then, you are probably looking at a paraben. WHAT?!  We know!  It is enough to make you SICK, literally!

Today, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Often cancers are "reproductive" or "endocrine related" cancers like breast, uterine, cervical, testicular, and prostate. Our bodies receive many of the chemicals that we introduce from food and everyday products.  The endocrine system is absorbing and processing these chemicals, and recognizes them as estrogen even though they are NOT, in fact estrogen.  Scientist are now linking these cancers to toxin exposure.  UH, we know!!  We can’t limit our exposure to everything, but we can try to reduce our daily, low dose, exposure to toxins….ENTER -

This is all too much to handle….we warned you that you may want to drop the phone or give us the ole “eye roll”, join us and let us do the work for you.  #SaferMadeSimple #SaferStartsHere #SaferStraightToYourDoor