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Beware! Using Baby Wipes Can Actually Harm Your Child’s Body

Do you know what do baby wipes contain? If not, it is definitely worth checking and scrutinizing out a packet and its ingredients list. These disposable wipes which you might be using as an instant soapy washcloth and the ones that promise to disinfect have become widely popular- too popular, in fact.

These wipes might be everywhere in your life but it is high time that you should know that the baby wipes (even wipes that adults use) are causing an allergic reaction by the presence of toxic chemicals in them.

 Read on and avoid using baby wipes ASAP.

Beware! Using Baby Wipes Can Actually Harm Your Child's Body

Beware! Using Baby Wipes Can Actually Harm Your Child's Body

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The popularity of wipes in the UK alone fetches a whopping sum of $778 million.

The popularity of wipes in the UK alone fetches a whopping sum of $778 million.

Parents have become so obsessed with these wet wipes that they carry wipes with them everywhere.

But did you know that a wipe contains toxic ingredients in it?

But did you know that a wipe contains toxic ingredients in it?

Well, you might think of how a wipe that is so widely used up for cleaning mess can contain harmful ingredients. So, let me tell you that the culprit is found to be one preservative that is added to these wipes.

The culprit is chemical 'methylisothiazolinone' (MI).

The culprit is chemical ‘methylisothiazolinone’ (MI).

According to research, it has been found that MI present in wipes causes dermatitis in some children.

It results in painful, red and itchy rashes.

It results in painful, red
and itchy rashes.

This is a sign of allergic reaction caused to children. This is the picture of an eight-year-old child who used wipe including MI in it.

After switching to the wipe without MI, the rashes didn't appear.

After switching to the wipe without MI, the rashes didn't appear.

The study published in journal Pediatrics showed that after switching to the wipe without MI, the reaction went away completely. And the allergy test for MI showed that indeed caused the reaction.

It is quite alarming that babies are getting subjected to this allergy.

It is quite alarming that babies are getting subjected to
this allergy.

Many children from all over the world have been reported to carry the severe reactions to baby wipes.

Sadly, this reaction is even influencing adults using wet wipes.

Sadly, this reaction is even influencing adults using wet
wipes.

One woman from Australia developed this rash after using wet wipes containing MI. It is very difficult to find out how many people are allergic to MI but yes, many people tested found to have an allergic reaction recently.

Several companies have stopped using MI preservative.

Several companies have stopped using MI preservative.

Companies showing their serious concern to the matter have begun taking the actions.

The companies like Huggies and Jackson Reece took a step forward in the whole matter.

The companies like
Huggies and Jackson Reece took a step forward in the whole matter.

They made serious efforts to remove MI from the products to ensure the safety of all.

Share this with every parent and check ingredient label every time.

Read also: Mother finds shocking note hidden inside the packet of diapers

Will you now check the components of the napkins before using them?

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