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Styrene Industry Says Officials Should Withdraw Proposed Changes to RoC Methodology

8:34 AM MST | December 6, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The styrene industry, a long time critic of the methodology used to create the U.S. government’s Report on Carcinogens (RoC), says the recently proposed changes to the RoC process are unacceptable and would create an even more flawed system. The most recent edition of the RoC, released last June, listed styrene as "reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen, a classification industry disputes. In comments submitted today to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) by a coalition of industry groups, executives say the proposed changes to the...

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