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  1. Parabens

    Methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. They have been approved by the FDA as antimicrobial agents for foods and pharmaceuticals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed, p872)

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    There is not any way that parents can be sure whether the teethers that they buy have parabens or not, for my daughter, I used shaved ice or frozen fruits to alleviate teething pain.

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