25 Feb '16, 9am

Health Risks of Tainted Flooring Were Underestimated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the cancer risks from formaldehyde Chemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen." in laminated flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators is three times higher than previously announced. National Public Radio reported that the agency acknowledged that it plugged the wrong value for ceiling height into its calculations. So, the risk of cancer is actually three times higher than it originally thought — six to 30 cases per 100,000 people instead of the two to nine cases it announced on February 10. "Our recommendations will likely remain the same," a statement from the agency said . "We strongly stress taking steps to reduce ex...

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