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Report Finds Major Cleaning Products, Detergents Contain High Levels Of Carcinogen

May 22, 2010: 04:08 AM EST
Major household cleaning products and detergents processed using the inexpensive ethoxylation technique to make chemical ingredients less harsh end up creating a carcinogen known as 1,4-dioxane. This fact is not known by most consumers because 1,4-dioxane doesn’t need to be mentioned on labels. The Green Patriot Working Group,however, has issued a preliminary lab report on laundry detergents that contain 1,4-dioxane. Two conventional brands did the best: Dreft powdered detergent (P&G, non-detectable) and Sun Burst (Sun Products Corp., ND). The three worst offenders among conventionals were Tide (P&G, 55 parts per million, or ppm), Ivory Snow Gentle (P&G, 31 ppm), and Tide Free (P&G, 29 ppm). The two worst "Natural" brands were: Planet Ultra Liquid laundry detergent (6.1 ppm), and Mrs. Meyers laundry detergent (1.5 ppm). Others had undetectable levels.
Ethan A. Huff, staff writer, "The best, and worst, laundry detergents with 1,4-dioxane contamination", Natural News, May 22, 2010, © Natural News Network
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