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Skin care products containing low concentrations of formaldehyde detected by the chromotropic acid method can not be safely used in formaldehyde-allergic patients.

Dubnika Hauksson, Inese LU ; Pontén, Ann LU ; Gruvberger, Birgitta LU ; Isaksson, Marléne LU ; Engfeldt, Malin LU and Bruze, Magnus LU (2015) In British Journal of Dermatology
Abstract
Preservatives are widely used to prevent microbial growth both for skin care products and in the industry. Many of them have allergic potential. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by preservatives can often be chronic, probably because it is difficult to suspect contact allergy to these chemicals based on the patient's history only. Formaldehyde is a common cause of contact allergy and has been included in the baseline series since the 1930s (1) . The prevalence of formaldehyde allergy has been reported to be 2-3% in European countries and 8-9% in the US (2) . The use of free formaldehyde as a preservative has decreased and formaldehyde-releasing agents are used instead. Individuals who are allergic to formaldehyde are recommended not only... (More)
Preservatives are widely used to prevent microbial growth both for skin care products and in the industry. Many of them have allergic potential. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by preservatives can often be chronic, probably because it is difficult to suspect contact allergy to these chemicals based on the patient's history only. Formaldehyde is a common cause of contact allergy and has been included in the baseline series since the 1930s (1) . The prevalence of formaldehyde allergy has been reported to be 2-3% in European countries and 8-9% in the US (2) . The use of free formaldehyde as a preservative has decreased and formaldehyde-releasing agents are used instead. Individuals who are allergic to formaldehyde are recommended not only to avoid products preserved with formaldehyde but also products containing formaldehyde-releasers. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Preservatives are widely used to prevent microbial growth both for skin care products and in the industry. Many of them have allergic potential. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by preservatives can often be chronic, probably because it is difficult to suspect contact allergy to these chemicals based on the patient's history only. Formaldehyde is a common cause of contact allergy and has been included in the baseline series since the 1930s (1) . The prevalence of formaldehyde allergy has been reported to be 2-3% in European countries and 8-9% in the US (2) . The use of free formaldehyde as a preservative has decreased and formaldehyde-releasing agents are used instead. Individuals who are allergic to formaldehyde are recommended not only to avoid products preserved with formaldehyde but also products containing formaldehyde-releasers. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Dubnika Hauksson, Inese and Pontén, Ann and Gruvberger, Birgitta and Isaksson, Marléne and Engfeldt, Malin and Bruze, Magnus},
  issn         = {1365-2133},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {British Journal of Dermatology},
  title        = {Skin care products containing low concentrations of formaldehyde detected by the chromotropic acid method can not be safely used in formaldehyde-allergic patients.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.14241},
  year         = {2015},
}