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A new study suggests a chemical found in popular cereals and breakfast foods eaten by children could cause cancer.

According to WFLA, the Environmental Working Group recently discovered glyphosate in boxes of Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, and Quaker Oats granola bars, among other products.

Glyphosate is a popular chemical used in common weed killer products — That has also been linked to cancer.

While trace amounts are expected in products containing oats, researchers say the products they tested contained more glyphosate than what is deemed safe to consume.

The World Health Organization classifies glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.

According to WNCT, Quaker responded to the study by saying they stand by their products and believe any amount of glyphosate found is in line with what is deemed safe.

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