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Certain Chemicals Come Under Fire for Harming Human Health

2:52 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Kate Phillips

Certain chemicals found in personal care products have recently come under fire by several groups. More than two dozen shampoos, bubble baths, and body washes were tested by the independent testing lab West Coast Analytical Service (Santa Fe Springs, CA), and 18 products tested between 2005-2007 were found to contain 1,4-dioxane, a petroleum-derived contaminant that can potentially cause cancer, says The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC; San Francisco), a coalition of health and environmental groups, along with David Steinman, founder of the environmental...

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