Are You Eating Propylparaben? Probably!

What the !%@^ am I eating?!?


What is it?

A synthetic preservative used in foods like:

  • muffins
  • tortillas
  • trail mix
  • candy

What’s the problem?

Studies show it’s an endocrine disruptor that can disturb our reproductive system by lowering male sperm count and affecting fertility in women.

Related: WTF is BPA?

Where is it banned?

In the European Union. The FDA still lists it as “Generally Recognized As Safe”.

What to look out for?

Check product labels for Propylparaben and avoid it.

What to do?

Also keep an eye out for Parabens in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Related: What’s Hiding in Your Hot Dog?