Propylparaben atomic structure
Also known as

Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate


Propyl paraben

Propyl p-hydroxybenzoate

Propyl parahydroxybenzoate

Nipasol E216

Derived from

n-propyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid

TypeChemically derived

What is propylparaben used for?

Propylparaben is used as a as an antifungal agent and an antimicrobial agent.

Are there any health concerns when using propylparaben?

Scientific studies suggest that parabens can disrupt hormones in the body, harm fertility and reproductive organs, affect birth outcomes, and increase the risk of cancer.

Warnings from regulatory agencies regarding propylparaben

  1. Parabens and Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Ligand Cross-Talk in Breast Cancer Cells
  2. Human Semen Quality, Sperm DNA Damage, and the Level of Reproductive Hormones in Relation to Urinary Concentrations of Parabens

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