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Why 'hypoallergenic' isn't a thing (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 -- It's a simple claim made on thousands of personal care products for adults and kids: hypoallergenic. But what does that actually mean? Turns out, it can mean whatever manufacturers want it to mean, and that can leave you feeling itchy. Speaking of Chemistry is back this week with Sophia Cai explaining why "hypoallergenic" isn't really a thing. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/lXh8bnqMOZs.

Speaking of Chemistry is a production of Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society. The program features fascinating, weird and otherwise interesting chemistry topics. Subscribe to the series at http://bit.ly/CENOnline and follow us on Twitter @CENMag.

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