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Should I avoid BHT cosmetics with Charcot Marie Tooth disease?

BHT (Butylated Hydroxtoluene) is a compound thought to have antioxidant properties which is used in cosmetics and as a food preservative.  When used in cosmetics and as a food preservative, it is present in very low concentrations and does not pose any known health risks.   In very high oral doses, it has been shown to cause kidney and liver injury.  
BHT cosmetics can be safely used in patients with Charcot Marei Tooth disease. 

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