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Doctors believe that Methylisothiazolinone, or MI, has causing a lot of allergic reactions lately. This substance, however, has been on the radar for several years and allergic outbreaks have been registered in Europe since 2010. The most common condition was allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).

This week, doctors will present new research on the substance to the British Association of Dermatologists. They will ask for the substance to be re-evaluated, especially because the amount present in cosmetic products has significantly increased over the last few years and it might be what is causing allergic occurrences.

MI is usually used in shower gels, body lotions, make-up and even baby wipes. If you are worried about getting a skin allergy due to the concentration of this substance in your cosmetic products, we recommend you to check the product label if you have experienced allergic skin reactions.

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