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The toxic ingredient (iodopropynyl butylcarbamate - IPBC) is found in many brands of baby wipes in Australia. It is known to cause skin irritation, is readily absorbed through the skin, and in animal testing was found to be acutely toxic when inhaled.
New Zealand cosmetic standards list IPBC as not to be used in preparations for children under 3 (except below certain levels in bath products, shower gels and shampoo) and the European Union has banned IPBC use in oral hygiene and lip care products.
Several leading supermarkets in New Zealand have removed baby wipes containing IPBC and yet it is still sold in Australia in products which come into direct contact with an infant's skin from birth.
Bub Hub Mums want the best for their children. This product should not be on the shelves.
We, the undersigned, call on Coles and Woolworths to ban baby wipes containing toxic IPBC in Australia.
The Ban Toxic Baby Wipes petition to Coles and Woolworths was written by BH Community and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.