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Web Date: August 8, 2014

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says

Toxicology: Report affirms National Toxicology Program’s classification of compound
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: formaldehyde, carcinogen, toxicology, risk assessment, National Research Council

Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen, the National Research Council (NRC) says in a report released today. It upholds a federal classification of the chemical that industry has vigorously disputed.

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) labeled formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” in its 2011 “Report on Carcinogens.” In response to industry criticism of the listing, Congress asked for NRC to scrutinize NTP’s assessment.

NRC reviewed NTP’s work and conducted its own independent . . .

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