As well, parabens were found in breast cancer tissue. But that's all we know, it was there. It was never proven (esp in many subsequent studies) to have a conclusive link to cancer, and for all we know it is found in much higher concentrations in your left big toe. Obviously I'm playing devil's advocate, but we really don't know anything. It's much easier to avoid parabens now than it used to be, so if you're concerned I say to avoid them. But, when listening to the advice of others (including me), just consider what their alternative agenda is. I guess mine is that I don't mind parabens for myself, but I also want consumers to know what studies really found. The EWG is a lobbyist group, and they very frequently overstate or completely misstate what studies find, so they make a lot of people much too worried/freaked out.