Industry Continues To Question Cancer Report | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 12 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 25, 2013

Industry Continues To Question Cancer Report

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: formaldehyde, styrene, Report on Carcinogens, HHS, National Toxicology Program

The federal government used outdated criteria and flawed science to conclude in a 2011 report that formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen and styrene is a reasonably anticipated human carcinogen, representatives of the chemical industry told members of two National Research Council (NRC) committees during a meeting last week. Environmental activists, on the other hand, asserted that industry has a financial interest in discrediting the government’s “Report on . . .

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