Schumer calls for FDA to require stripping 1,4-dioxane from cleansing products

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Sen. Chuck Schumer

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On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the FDA at a news conference to require the removal of a probable carcinogen called 1,4-dioxane from all cleaning products such as shampoos, shower gels and lotions. The EPA has said that short-term exposure can cause irritation and long-term exposure can cause kidney and liver damage, but Schumer says the process to remove it, called vacuum stripping, doesn't cost much. (Credit: Ed Betz)

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