Pregnant women in Brooklyn have highest levels of certain preservatives used in cosmetics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151026092811.htm

Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Arizona State University have published the first study of levels of parabens — antibacterial substances commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics and other products — in human cord blood samples. The researchers found that a cohort of pregnant women in Brooklyn predominantly of Caribbean- and African-American descent had the highest level worldwide of methyl paraben and propyl paraben.

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