Parabens are a class of preservative used in cosmetics and health related products.
A large number of products, especially for infants, claim to be free of parabens implying that this is somewhat better. An even larger number of products contain this "dreaded" parabens and I have been using them for years.
Now, with a young kid, I have been arguing with my wife about the relative merits (and have, in numerous instances, been "strongly recommended" to only buy parabens-free products). I have a suspicion that it is a marketing story, but I wonder if it can be debunked.
Are products without parabens healthier than counterparts with them?