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Carcinogens Found in Some Abayas

Some synthetic dyes have been linked to cancer, including testicular and bladder cancer, and leukaemia.

The World Health Organisation has listed several dyes used in the textile industry as carcinogenic, including any dyes with a benzidine base, including Direct Blue 6, Direct Black 38 and Direct Brown 95, which have been banned in the US and the EU. More than 1,000 dyes are on the list, ranging from “definite” to “probable” to “unlikely carcinogen”.
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