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Tide detergent found to contain high levels of carcinogenic contaminant.

Mother Nature Network blog

April 25, 2012

Matt Hickman

Move over phthalates … there’s a new controversial household chemical in town. Its name? 1,4-dioxane and it’s become the new focal point in the battle to rid laundry detergents of potentially harmful ingredients.

Now, you probably have enough to worry about as it is with geese colliding into airplanes, Kim Kardashian considering going into public service, and the fact that your teenager may or may be not drinking hand sanitizer, but I thought I’d bring this to your attention: That big jug of non-black market Tide sitting in your laundry room? Well, it contains trace amounts of a substance deemed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a probable carcinogenic based on tests performed with lab rats.

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