I use cloth wipes but I'm curious where you got this news from?
I'm fluent in french and I watch the french news (TF1) every day, and there was a story about it on there last night about a new study that could POSSIBLY link the ingredients in wipes to reproductive infections (not necessarily harm reproductive abilities). But it wasn't urging parents to stop using them at all. It just explained to make sure that the baby's bottom has time to dry before a diaper is put on to decrease the risk of infection and went on to say that the study didn't do any research to determine the effects of LONG term wipe use. It was a study done on the short term.
The news specifically said that there is "NO cause for concern" and that there was just "a question of how much the skin absorbs the phenoxyethanol"
It also went on to say that the people involved in this study are asking for funding for a long term study to determine whether or not they should ban the use of phenoxyethanol in wipes and in cosmetics.
It sounds like where ever you heard this was either TERRIBLY translated or way exaggerated.
For reference: http://lci.tf1.fr/science/sante/prudence-sur-certaines-lingettes-pour-bebes-7667418.html?xtmc=bebe&xtcr=1
ETA- It also stated that phenoxyethanol only makes up .04% of the wipe solution.