Parabens

from MoMilli – Suffer the Children on Rap Genius

Meaning

Environments kill people is the idea, right? Parabens are preservatives in sunscreen, and “endocrine disruptors” (meaning they mimic excess estrogen, and therefore cause obesity, precocious puberty, etc.) I studied sunscreens for a middle school science fair project by forcing my immediate family to sit on our deck with allergy-type patches representing different sunscreen capabilities and comparing the depth of burn. And I studied parabens much later on with an environmental epidemiologist. So this bit is literally about the Irish getting burned for trying to gentrify.

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