RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
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What is a paraben and why is it bad?
Parabens are a chemical preservative used in the non-natural cosmetic and personal care industry, in products like soap, conditioner, moisturizer, shampoo, deodorant and sometimes candles. Since parabens are rapidly absorbed into the body, the Center for Disease Control has done extensive scientific research and reported a widespread existence of parabens found lurking in the human body.
After a study published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology showed the presence of parabens in some breast tissue tumors, parabens landed on the cancer-causing chemical blacklist, and questions arose about their safety. While the FDA officially announced that the study “did not show a cause-effect relationship between parabens and breast cancer,” many doubts remain in the scientific community. The Environmental Working Group has done numerous independent studies regarding parabens and found that it’s possible for parabens to negatively impact the immune system, increase allergies and sensitivity, and, yes, even lead to cancer.
What are phthalates and why are they bad?
Phthalates are a family of man-made chemical compounds developed in the last century to be used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and personal care products. They are colorless, odorless, oily liquids that do not evaporate easily and do not chemically bind to the material they are added to.
As candles burn, phthalates are released into the air where they may be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Once they enter the bloodstream, they can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms in some people and have been found to alter hormone levels.