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Common over-the-counter pain medication ingredient could be listed as a carcinogen in California

Common over-the-counter pain medication ingredient could be listed as a carcinogen in California
Posted at 7:08 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 09:08:23-05

SACRAMENTO, California - A common over-the-counter pain medication ingredient could soon be classified a carcinogen in California.

Acetaminophen, used in brands such as Tylenol, Excedrin, and Sudafed, could fall prey to a California state law.

The law says the state must warn people of any chemical known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity and acetaminophen is considered a high-priority for such consideration.

Acetaminophen has been available over the counter since 1955.