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Industry Wins Legal Bid to Halt Styrene Cancer Classification

8:56 AM MST | December 4, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A California judge has upheld industry’s petition to stop state regulators from listing styrene as a carcinogen under the Proposition 65 labeling law. The Styrene Information Research Center (SRIC; Alexandria) had sued the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA; Sacramento) after it proposed to list styrene as a carcinogen under the Prop 65 law. The judge last summer granted a preliminary injunction to stop the state from going forward with the listing until the lawsuit could be resolved. In the ruling yesterday, California...

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