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

Parabens are often found in your beauty products...

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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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