2 doctors weighed in:
Are chemical preservatives safe for kids?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Chemical preservatives extend the shelf-life of many foods.
They are also found in beauty care products. Of course fresh food is best, but not always available year round. Minimizing prepared food will decrease exposure to preservatives, check labels carefully. Likewise searching for simple cleansers and shampoos will minimize skin exposure.

In brief: Maybe
Chemical preservatives extend the shelf-life of many foods.
They are also found in beauty care products. Of course fresh food is best, but not always available year round. Minimizing prepared food will decrease exposure to preservatives, check labels carefully. Likewise searching for simple cleansers and shampoos will minimize skin exposure.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors