Hi Thanks so much for all the useful posts on preservatives and I’m looking forward to your naturals class. This morning I overheard a conversation on the “dangers” of parabens. While I get the fear mongering and pseudo science that has surrounded this issue, there was one thing she said that made me wonder….Is there a potential danger from using too many products containing them? By my last count (and I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit this but apparently marketing works…) I use 45-48 products every morning….body wash, perfume, shampoo, conditioner, hair gels and thermal protecting hair sprays, lots of different makeup products, eye cream…deodorant.. serums….you name it. If every product contains parabens, could there be a health effect in that the amount on my body is no longer insignificant? Hope that makes sense. Thanks!
Stephan Bonnar and Josh Barnett , mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters from the UFC and PRIDE Fighting Championships , have also tested positive for the banned substance.  After the World Extreme Cagefighting show on January 20, 2006 Muay Thai turned MMA fighter Kit Cope also tested positive for boldenone.  Following the Strikeforce card on June 22, 2007 former PRIDE and UFC fighter Phil Baroni tested positive for boldenone, as well as stanozolol .  At a K-1 WGP event in Las Vegas on August 17, 2007 two fighters, Rickard Nordstrand and Zabit Samedov , both tested positive for boldenone.  Alexandre Franca Nogueira tested positive for boldenone in July 2008. 
One hundred fifty-one patients with tinea pedis participated in a double-blind study to assess the efficacy and safety of a powder containing undecylenic acid 2% and zinc undecylenate 20% versus a placebo powder. Patients were assigned to apply twice-daily applications of either active powder or placebo for a period of 4 weeks. Trichophyton rubrum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes were isolated from pretreatment cultures of 85 patients. Of these, 88% treated with active powder had negative cultures after 4 weeks compared with 17% of those treated with placebo powder (p less than ). Fungus was identified in potassium hydroxide (KOH) treated skin scrapings of all 151 patients before treatment. Of those treated with active powder, 80% were KOH negative after 4 weeks compared with 49% of those treated with placebow powder (p = ). Erythema and scaling were significantly improved by therapy with active powder, as were subjective evaluations of itching and burning. There were no side-effects or adverse reactions to undecylenic acid and its zinc salt.