New Federal Report on Carcinogens

From: Robina Suwol
Date: 13 Dec 2002
Time: 02:37:39
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NIEHS OCPL Announcements Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:29 AM Press Release - New Federal Report on Carcinogens Lists Estrogen Therapy, Ultraviolet, Wood Dust The federal government today published its biennial Report on Carcinogens, adding steroidal estrogens used in estrogen replacement therapy and oral contraceptives to its official list of "known" human carcinogens. This and 15 other new listings bring the total of substances in the report, "known" or "reasonably anticipated" to pose a cancer risk, to 228. This, the tenth edition of the report, was forwarded to Congress and released to the public today by the Department of Health and Human Services. It was prepared by the National Toxicology Program, an arm of the HHS located at the National Institute of environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health. The reports are published every two years after lengthy study and scientific reviews by three successive expert panels of government and non-government scientists." For the entire story, see>

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