15 Jun '11, 6am

New HHS Cancer List includes Styrene, Formaldehyde, and Glass Wool Fibers

New HHS Cancer List includes Styrene, Formaldehyde, and Glass Wool Fibers

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens. The 12th Report on Carcinogens now includes a grand total of 240 listings. HHS added formaldehyde and aristolochic acids as “known human carcinogens ” and listed captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide (in powder or hard metal form), certain inhalable glass wool fibers, o-nitrotoluene, riddelliine, and styrene as substances that are “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. ” The report was prepared for HHS by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). It identifies agents, substances, mixtures, or exposures in two categories, (a) known to be a human carcinogen, and (b) reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. That said, whether known or anticipated, the development of cancer really depends on exposure and individual susceptibility. Considerin...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/06/hhs-cancer-list-styren...

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