Low Health Concern
- Methylparaben is suspected of causing endocrine-disrupting effects, according to European Commission Annex 13. Includes both Category 1 (evidence for endocrine disruption in living organisms) and Category 2 (evidence of potential to cause endocrine disruption in in vitro studies)
- Methylparaben is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
- More than half of the toxicity tests required to assess chemical safety have not been conducted for this ingredient.
- Concern that chronic exposure to paraben compounds with estrogenic activity may contribute to breast cancer.