Why are people afraid of Parabens? Are they dangerous?

The simple answer is no. Parabens can be called natures preservatives, they exist naturally in fruits vegetables and animals. These materials have been reviewed by countless regulatory and health agencies. At the low levels they are used as preservatives in personal care products, the consensus has been the risks are negligible. Sadly because of fear mongering, they have fallen out of favor. But worse, manufacturers must find other preservatives to keep products free of microbial growth. What risks are coming from these new preservatives? We don’t know. We had a long history with parabens, and we knew what we were dealing with. This is a case where bad science has caused us to make changes, the repercussions of which are still unknown.