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US names nominees for formaldehyde peer review panel

2:22 PM MST | January 22, 2013 | Kara Sissell

The US National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), has named provisional member of a peer review committee that will review NTP’s 2011 Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The committee is charged with identifying and evaluating any publicly available peer-reviewed literature released before June 2011, when the RoC was published. Congress requires the review as part of the 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The 2011 RoC generated a tremendous amount of criticism from industry because it classifies formaldehyde as a...

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