I have been reading up on parabens and its suspected link to cancer. I am concerned about having it in our cosmetic. So far we have avoided it in our products. But after reading more, I realised that it is more industry noise to create differentiating products for their own companies. It can even be used to protect a national market from overseas manufacturers, much like the ISO certification giving European companies a 5 year lead when it was introduced....talk about a trade barrier. There are a lot of people against parabens but none can provide scientifically proven information to state that there is indeed a link to cancer from the use of paraben in cosmetic.
Anyway, I have attached an article from the FDA for your reading pleasure. Seems like I do not have to worry too much. Parabens are safe! Check it out at ( The official USA Cosmetic Information Organisation )