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Industry Seeks Review of Styrene RoC Listing

1:21 PM MDT | October 11, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Composite manufacturers represented by the Styrene Information Research Center (SIRC) have asked the Obama administration to commission a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) review of a recent decision by U.S. health officials classifying styrene as “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen. The classification was issued last June in the National Toxicology Program’s (NTP) 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The RoC failed to “fairly and transparently” address the...

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