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Judge to rule on Styrene Prop 65 listing

1:21 PM MST | December 1, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A key judicial decision expected in early December will determine if styrene should be considered a carcinogen under California’s Proposition 65 law. State law requires substances known to be carcinogenic or cause reproductive harm to carry warning labels. If the judge supports California officials in their bid to order Prop 65 requirements for styrene, the implications for the styrene industry, and related substances, would be a setback to industry. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by the Styrene Information & Research Center (SIRC; Arlington...

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