By: Jason RauhalaThe oil pump at the pump in your local supermarket may be one of the first things to go when your baby is born, but it is not the last.
In fact, baby oil has been around for centuries, and while it is now available in over 30 countries, the supply and demand of oil varies.
In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined the health impacts of infant formula consumption in the US.
“In our study, we evaluated infant formula from the beginning of the year until March 31, 2019.
During this period, we analyzed trends in infant formula supply and consumption by state, age group, and ethnicity,” the researchers wrote.
In the US, the researchers found that the consumption of baby oil rose by more than 25 percent between the start of the study and March 31.
The researchers concluded that while it’s possible that baby oil can be a “natural resource,” there are some health concerns that come with baby oil.
For example, the study notes that it is more expensive to purchase infant formula compared to formula from non-food sources, such as baby food.
Additionally, it is important to note that baby oils are only one of several natural substances in infant formulas.
“While the infant formula industry is dominated by US companies, many countries also have some international competitors,” the study said.
Some of the major players in the infant oil market include the Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé, and PepsiCo.
However, many infant formula producers in developing countries rely on imports from countries like Brazil, Colombia, and Thailand.
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