Parabens

Anthony F. Fransway, Paulina J. Fransway, Donald V. Belsito, Erin M. Warshaw, Denis Sasseville, Joseph F. Fowler, Joel G. DeKoven, Melanie D. Pratt, Howard I. Maibach, James S. Taylor, James Marks, C. G.Toby Mathias, Vincent A. DeLeo, J. Matthew Zirwas, Kathryn A. Zug, Amber R. Atwater, Jonathan Silverberg, Margo J. Reeder

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Abstract

Parabens have been widely used as preservatives in the cosmetics, food, and pharmaceutical industries for more than 70 years. Monitoring for paraben allergy closely followed with studies reporting paraben testing in standard screening fashion as early as 1940. The frequency of sensitivity to this widely used biocide has remained low and remarkably stable for many decades despite extensive use and progressive expansion of utilization worldwide. The authors select paraben mix as the (non)allergen of the year. Paraben reactions are quite uncommon and generally relevant. Parabens remain one of the least allergenic preservatives available. The unsubstantiated public perception of paraben safety has led to its replacement in many products with preservatives having far greater allergenic potential. This report reviews the well-established safety of parabens from an allergologic standpoint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-31
Number of pages29
JournalDermatitis
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Parabens
Safety
Disinfectants
Food Industry
Drug Industry
Cosmetics
Allergens
Hypersensitivity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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Fransway, A. F., Fransway, P. J., Belsito, D. V., Warshaw, E. M., Sasseville, D., Fowler, J. F., ... Reeder, M. J. (2019). Parabens. Dermatitis, 30(1), 3-31. https://doi.org/10.1097/DER.0000000000000429
Fransway, Anthony F. ; Fransway, Paulina J. ; Belsito, Donald V. ; Warshaw, Erin M. ; Sasseville, Denis ; Fowler, Joseph F. ; DeKoven, Joel G. ; Pratt, Melanie D. ; Maibach, Howard I. ; Taylor, James S. ; Marks, James ; Mathias, C. G.Toby ; DeLeo, Vincent A. ; Zirwas, J. Matthew ; Zug, Kathryn A. ; Atwater, Amber R. ; Silverberg, Jonathan ; Reeder, Margo J. / Parabens. In: Dermatitis. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 3-31.
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In: Dermatitis, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 3-31.

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Fransway AF, Fransway PJ, Belsito DV, Warshaw EM, Sasseville D, Fowler JF et al. Parabens. Dermatitis. 2019 Jan 1;30(1):3-31. https://doi.org/10.1097/DER.0000000000000429