Laundry detergent may contain cancer-causing chemical
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There is still no evidence linking cell phone use to cancer.
That's according to a major safety review from a United Kingdom health protection agency. British scientists looked at hundreds of studies from the past 15 years.
They said there's no definite links of cellphone use to cancer risk, brain function or infertility.
But, scientists said more study is needed to determine the potential long-term effects.
While cell phones may not be linked to cancer, a detergent may expose you to a cancer-causing chemical.
The New York Times reports Tide detergent may do more than just clean your clothes. The detergent contains trace amounts of dioxane.
The Environmental Protection Agency found dioxane may cause cancer in lab rats. Environmental and health advocacy groups asked Procter & Gamble to change the formula.
A Procter & Gamble toxicologist said the amount of the chemical in tide is well below the safety risk level.
Many in Durham dropped off old drugs during the weekend to protect help our water supply at the same time. Durham County hosted a "Operation Medicine Drop" event Saturday.
During a similar event last month, officials accepted more than 34,000 pills, needles, and other medications. Organizers said getting rid of old medicine cuts down on accidental poisonings or overdoses.
The results are in for an Operation Medicine Drop in the Queen City. Police said their department securely disposed of more than 1,000 pounds of unused or expired medications.
Both events coincided with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which was Saturday.