Are Bubble Baths Bad for Your Kids?

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Tiny bubbles in the bath make you feel happy, make you feel fine. Or do they? There's long been a debate over whether or not bubble baths are really good for children, especially when it comes to girls. While some health experts believe that bubble baths can be linked to health issues such as urinary tract infections, others think that bubble baths are nothing more than good fun.

According to a report released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics last year, many of the children's bath products on the market have chemicals that have been linked to both cancer and skin allergies. Among the offenders is formaldehyde, which can cause irritation in people who are sensitive. Some of the products also contain 1,4-dioxane which is considered a probable human carcinogen by the EPA.