08 Apr '11, 4pm

New National Academy of Sciences report: Yes formaldehyde really does cause cancer in humans.

Today the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its long-awaited report on formaldehyde. The report confirms EPA’s determination that formaldehyde causes cancer in humans. The Academies recommended that EPA re-write its report to more clearly communicate the scientific reasoning underpinning its assessment, and to finalize it as soon as possible. In addition to scientific consensus that formaldehyde causes cancer of the nose and nasal cavity in humans, EPA identified a risk of leukemia associated with formaldehyde. Although the chemical industry disputes this, The National Cancer Institute (NCI ), the World Health Organization (WHO/IARC ), and the National Toxicology Program (NTP ) have all identified a possible link with leukemia. While asking EPA to state its reasoning more concisely, and to separate out leukemia risks from lymphoma risks, the Academies supported E...

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