Parabens in common household products

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This is a laboratory-based investigation (either using GC or HPLC) of preservative chemicals commonly found in household products - parabens.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a laboratory-based investigation of preservative chemicals commonly found in household products - parabens. Students carry out extractions of parabens from a product of choice and analyse the extracts using either GC or HPLC. Suggested methods are given for each analytical method. Composition data are compared against EU legislation for the use of parabens.