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Study: Hidden carcinogen found in popular baby products, shampoos

30 common consumer goods were listed in the independent test

Posted: July 11, 2018
Originally Published: July 9, 2018

FARMINGDALE — Popular bath soaps, shampoos, and laundry soap may contain a hidden carcinogen that can cause cancer, according to a new study by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

The environmental group is set to release independent test results on at least 30 common consumer products tested for 1,4 Dioxane, considered by the EPA as an emerging contaminant.

On Monday, CCE officials revealed that the man-made chemical is used as a solvent stabilizer in baby products and shampoos, body washes, and laundry detergents.

In February, the Suffolk County Water Authority became the first supplier in New York to get state approval to use it to remove probable carcinogens from drinking water.

1,4 Dioxane is not required to be listed as an ingredient on labels so consumers are not aware of the chemical.

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