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SURAT - A new study has found alarming levels of nonylphenol - a toxic chemical widely used in the textiles industry - in the Tapti River in the Indian city of Surat.

The study, by the Delhi-based Toxics Link non-profit organisation, found nonylphenol levels eight times over the recommended limit.

The chemical, used as a detergent in the textiles industry, among other uses, is a carcinogenic regarded as hazardous to human health, aquatic life and the environment.

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