Study Ties Kids’ Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

by drsjbecker on August 2, 2012

Antibacterials and preservatives in products such as soap, toothpaste and mouthwash may be linked to an increased risk of allergies in children, according to a new study.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers used data from a U.S. national health survey of 860 children, aged 6 to 18, to examine the link between urinary levels of antibacterials and preservatives found in many personal-care products and the presence of IgE antibodies in the children’s blood.

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