What are parabens - and do I need to worry about them?

Parabens are often found in your beauty products...


These preservatives are common and have been used to protect against the development of bacteria in products since the 1950s - but health concerns have cropped up.

There have been suggestions that parabens may be linked to cancer - but is there any truth to it? Find out more in the video above.

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