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      Chemical in Tide could cause cancer

      (CNN) - According to the New York Times, Tide detergent may expose you to a cancer-causing chemical.

      The detergent contains trace amounts of "dioxane."

      The Environmental Protection Agency finds that "dioxane" may cause cancer in lab rats.

      Environmental and health advocacy groups have asked Procter-and-Gamble to change the formula.

      A Procter-and- Gamble toxicologist says the amount of the chemical in Tide is well below the safety risk level.

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