Parabens in toothpaste and other health and beauty products can cause health problems

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Synthetic compounds called parabens are added to toothpastes, deodorants, shampoos and other products to stop the growth of fungus, bacteria and other potentially damaging microbes. Individual products contain limited amounts within safe limits, but cumulative exposure could be overloading our bodies and contributing to a wide range of health problems, including breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. Credit: Joe Shlabotnik, FlickrCC