US adds formaldehyde to list of carcinogens

As reported by Reuters, the U.S. government has added formaldehyde, a substance found in plastics and other commonly used products, to a list of known carcinogens and warned that the chemical styrene might cause cancer. In a report prepared for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), scientists warned that people with higher exposure to formaldehyde were more at risk for nasopharyngeal cancer, myeloid leukaemia and other cancers.

Source : http://www.hazmatmag.com/news/us-adds-formaldehyde-to-list-of-carcinogens/1000473080/

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