Hundreds of baby products could contain ‘hidden carcinogen’ 1,4-dioxane

By Lucy Tandon Copp 12-Jul-2017

EWG claims more than 200 personal care products for children and babies may contain a 'likely carcinogen' 1,4-dioxane, however, the Personal Care Products Council reassures that low levels are not a safety concern

Hundreds of cosmetics aimed at children and babies may contain a 'likely carcinogen', according to US research and advocacy group EWG.

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In a blog post, the group claimed that 1,4-dioxane – a byproduct that can form in trace amounts during the manufacturing process – could be present in more than 200 personal care products marketed to youngsters.

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