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Don’t blame the messenger, calls to save NTP’s Report on Carcinogens

Producers and users of styrene and formaldehyde can’t handle the truth about those compounds’ carcinogenicity, and use their friends in Congress to punish the messenger.

The styrene industry objects to their product being listed as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” in the National Toxicology Program’s latest Report on Carcinogens. They got a chance to describe anticipated impacts on their business in a House committee hearing.

by Elizabeth Grossman On June 10th the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Toxicology Program released the department’s 12th Report on Carcinogens, adding eight new substances to the overall list that now includes 240 compounds (or classes of compounds) known or reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. Two of these…