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The negative impact of parabens on marine life

What are parabens?

Parabens are a class of chemicals used as preservatives in many skincare products to extend their shelf life.

Low levels of butyl-paraben can kill corals, according to an Italian study from 2008. Other research has shown that parabens and their by-products can act as estrogen in animals.

Despite the fact that water treatment plants are able to purify over 90% of parabens, high levels of parabens have been measured in nature. For example, parabens have been found in surface water, fish and sediment. When parabens are combined with chlorinated water, various paraben by-products can be created, which can have a negative impact on the environment.

We at Treefling care about the environment, which is why we do not use parabens in our products.


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