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Health Tip: Choose Safe Personal Care Products

Always read labels

(HealthDay News) -- Parents should pay attention to any chemicals that are included in a child's personal care products, such as lotion or body wash.

The Environmental Working Group suggests that parents:

  • Always read ingredient labels, and don't blindly trust marketing claims.
  • Choose products that don't contain fragrance.
  • Avoid use of baby powder.
  • Avoid products that contain the chemicals: 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3 Diol; BHAl; sodium borate; DMDM Hydantoin; oxybenzone; triclosan.
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