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Chemical in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Kids

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WRIC)—Health experts are warning parents after a preservative found in some baby wipes has been links to an allergic rash in some children.

In six different cases, the chemical methylisothiazolinone, commonly known as MI, was linked to crusting, swelling and blistering on young children's skin, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.

In each of the six cases, parents reported using two brands of moist wipes: Huggies and Cottenelle.

Kimberly-Clark, the manufacturer of both brands, says it's taking steps to remove methylisothiazolinone from its wipes.

 

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