Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
In the end, the group found that 99 percent of the breast tissue samples contained at least one type of paraben, while 60 percent contained at least five. And while the presence of parabens in cancer-infected breast tissue does not necessarily imply that the chemicals are responsible for causing the disease, it sure does lend suspicion to the notion that parabens could be a potential culprit.
“The intriguing discovery that parabens are present even in women who have never used underarm products raises the question: where have these chemicals come from?” asked Dr Darbre after observing that even women who did not use typical paraben-containing products still had the chemical in their breast tissue. “The fact that parabens were present in so many of the breast tissue samples does justify further investigation.”