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Thursday, May 16, 2013
formaldehyde in baby clothing
Formaldehyde found in baby clothing By Lindsey Seavert ISANTI, Minn. (KARE) - A nine-month KARE 11 investigation uncovered levels of formaldehyde in several items of baby clothing. Formaldehyde is a chemical the U.S. government calls a carcinogen, or known cancer-causing chemical, but the substance is not regulated. The test results prompted Sen. Amy Klobuchar to step in, asking the government take a second look at regulating the chemical, especially when it's added to clothing for babies. http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/380682/28/Investigation-uncovers-formaldehyde-in-baby-clothing