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Chemical in spray tanners may put users at risk for cancer

Spray tans are considered to be a safer way to get the look of a suntan without damaging the skin or risking skin cancer, but a new report suggests the chemicals found in spray tans may be dangerous as well. Six medical experts in the fields of dermatology, toxicology and pulmonary medicine are speaking out about the potential dangers of a chemical commonly found in spray-on tanners – dihydroxyacetone, or DHA. ABC News pulled together the panel of medical experts to review 10 of the most publicly available studies on DHA. While none of the studies were conducted on humans, ... Read More

Chemical spill on highway sickens truck driver and two motorists

A commercial truck hauling a potent chemical leaked part of its cargo while traveling on Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, sickening three people and causing traffic jams for hours. According to St. Paul Fire District Chief Stan Jadwinski, the truck spilled an estimated 200 gallons of sodium bisulfate, an acidic chemical substance commonly used in cleaning products and swimming pool treatments. The leak apparently occurred when a crack developed in the truck’s tank. The truck is owned by Commercial Pool and Spa Supplies of Maplewood, Minnesota. According to various press reports, the truck’s driver became ill after he discovered ... Read More