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Reuters reports that Walmart yesterday said that "it was pushing suppliers to remove eight hazardous chemicals from products including household cleaning, personal care and beauty items.

"The chemicals include formaldehyde, a carcinogen found in wood products and building materials; butylparaben used as a preservative in cosmetics; and triclosan, which is used in toothpaste for treating plaque."

The retailer committed three years ago "to increase transparency about ingredients in products it sells, advance safer formulations and attain the US Environmental Protection Agency's Safer Choice certification for Walmart private brand products," the story says.
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