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Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES) - Formaldehyde
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (the Strategy) describes work-related cancer as a priority disorder and understanding current hazardous exposures and the effectiveness of controls as a research priority. The Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES) was a national survey that investigated work-related exposures among Australian workers to 38 agents classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as known or suspected carcinogens. Formaldehyde is classified as a known human carcinogen by the IARC and the work described in this report uses AWES data to:...
L'ANSES demande que l’Agence européenne des substances chimiques classe le formaldéhyde comme cancérogène
L'ANSES a déposé, auprès de l'Agence européenne des substances chimiques (ECHA), une proposition de révision du classement du formaldéhyde en vue d'un classement cancérogène plus sévère au niveau européen. Cette dernière consulte actuellement les autres états-membres sur cette proposition de la France. Deux textes réglementaires européens régissent actuellement les substances chimiques : •le règlement Reach : fixe les règles d'enregistrement, d'évaluation...
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 :

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