Pregnant Women in Brooklyn Have Highest Levels of Certain Preservatives Used in CosmeticsPregnant women in Brooklyn have highest levels of certain preservatives used in cosmetics

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. —> Read More