January 16, 2014

Chemical Is Culprit

1 Baby Wipes Linked to Allergic Reaction

Baby wipes are linked to allergic reactions in some children say pediatricians who blame the chemical methylisothiazolinone (MI) in a new report. “The current trend toward the use of wipes in personal hygiene products is not without consequence,” write the authors. MI has been included in household products since the 1980s and, until now, baby wipes had been considered harmless. However, six recent cases of chronic allergic reactions caused by the wipes were confirmed by allergy testing and resolved once use of the wipes was discontinued. The authors urge parents to read product labels and to minimize use of wipes. The wipes in question are Cottonelle and Huggies brands from Kimberly-Clark Corp. The company is rolling out MI-free wipes across its entire product range this month.

More at CBSNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Eczema in Kids Tied to Milk, Egg Allergies

Tags: Allergic Reaction, Allergies, Baby Wipes, Personal Care Wipes, Wet Wipes, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Methylisothiazolinone

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