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Any of various esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid that have bactericidal or fungicidal properties and are therefore used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

[para(-hydroxy)ben(zoic acid).]


(Chemistry) any ester of parahydroxybenzoic acid, some of which are used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and have been found in breast cancer tumours
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There are many kinds of parabens such as butylparaben, isobutylparaben, ethylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben, and benzylparaben, each with its own characteristics.
Final amended report on the safety assessment of methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, and benzylparaben as used in cosmetic products.
MP and PP, butylparaben (BP), ethylparaben, heptyl and benzylparaben, isopropyl, and isobutylparaben are homologous.
Consumers of cosmetic products and medicine might have a difficult time determining whether a product contains parabens as such ingredients are usually listed under different names like methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and benzylparaben.
Contents of methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl- and benzylparaben in cosmetic products.
Based on these results, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel reviewed parabens at their meetings in December 2005 and concluded that all of the parabens included in the review (methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben and benzylparaben) were "safe as used."
Oestrogenic activity of benzylparaben. J Appl Toxicol 23:43-51.
Contents of methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, butyl-and benzylparaben in cosmetic products.