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Your Child's Rash May Be From Chemical Used In Baby Wipes
2014-01-15 06:23:09

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A chemical used in some baby wipes may cause an itchy skin rash that is often mistaken for a more serious skin condition, according to doctors at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In the journal Pediatrics, they report six cases of children contracting skin allergy to the chemical methylisothiazolinone (MI), a preservative commonly used in wet wipes. Symptoms included swelling, blistering, red, itchy patches on...

Cosmetic Chemical Hinders Brain Development In Tadpoles
2012-01-11 10:40:29

A new study finds that low concentrations of the chemical methylisothiazolinone has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles. The chemical is found in some cosmetics, although the study does not provide any evidence that cosmetics are unsafe for humans. Scientists, health officials, and manufacturers already know that a chemical preservative found in some products, including cosmetics, is harmful to people and animals in high concentrations, but a new...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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