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  • Coal Tar Constituent Found to be Carcinogenic to Humans

    After analysis the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has released a draft toxicological review classifying benzo[a]pyrene, a combustion chemical in coal tar, as a human carcinogen. Additionally the chemical is harmful to developing organs and systems. Benzo[a]pyrene is not used commercially but is ubiquitous in the environment from forest fires, motor vehicle exhaust, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen

    Earlier this month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” from the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA analysis finds combustion chemical, coal tar constituent carcinogenic to humans

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 21 released a draft toxicological review of benzo[a]pyrene that found the combustion byproduct and coal tar constituent is carcinogenic to humans and harmful to developing organs and systems. “There is no known commercial use for benzo[a]pyrene,” which is part of a family of air ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Formaldehyde Officially listed as a Carcinogen

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working through the National Toxicology Program, released the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • HHS Releases 13th Report on Carcinogens

    Four substances have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States. The new report includes 243 listings. Ortho-toluidine, used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, has been reevaluated ...

  • US adds Formaldehyde to list of carcinogens.

    The US government has added formaldehyde to a list of known carcinogens (substances directly involved in causing cancer). The report prepared for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), contained warnings from scientists that people with higher exposure to formaldehyde were more at risk for nasopharyngeal cancer, myeloid leukemia and other forms of cancers. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Nickel Nanoparticles Nominated for Listing in Report on Carcinogens

    On September 20, 2013, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published a Federal Register notice requesting information on 20 substances, mixtures, and exposure circumstances, including nickel nanoparticles, nominated for possible review for future editions of the Report on Carcinogens (RoC). NTP seeks information ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances - captafol, cobalt-tungsten ...

  • New substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances — captafol, ...

  • Carcinogenic Pesticide Pervasive in Midwest Drinking Water

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2007 (ENS) - New federal water quality data obtained by the Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, confirms high levels of the carcinogenic pesticide Atrazine in Midwest drinking water supplies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, data shows raised Atrazine levels in 94 of 136 water systems tested at the source. Tests were conducted in ...

  • Titanium Dioxide proposed as category 2 Carcinogen

    Earlier this year, ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) as a carcinogen by inhalation. The RAC’s ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Real time in vitro evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of contaminants

    The Genotrace project, combining targeted research and technology transfer, aims at delivering an innovative test to improve the safety of chemical products, drugs, human and animal food and the environment. The project consortium is led by INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and includes CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the University Toulouse III ...

  • Media advisory: new substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    What: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the 12th Report on Carcinogens on Friday, June 10, 2011. The Report on Carcinogens is a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that represent cancer hazards. Eight new substances have been added in this edition of the Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens will be available ...

  • Inhalable Glass Wool Fibers are a Potential Carcinogenic Risk

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working through the National Toxicology Program, released the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Beauty Salons May Expose Workers and Customers to Carcinogens

    Few people who visit a beauty salon realize they may be putting their health at risk.  The Brazilian Blowout, the name given to a controversial hair straightening procedure, has come under the scrutiny of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).   The reason for the concern is the presence of formaldehyde in many of the products used in the procedure.  According to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Benzo[a]pyrene Found to be Carcinogenic in EPA’s Draft Toxicology Review

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft Toxicology Review of benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) under the auspices of the agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program. According to the review, benzo[a]pyrene is carcinogenic to humans based on strong and consistent evidence in animals and humans. Benzo[a]pyrene is a five-ring polycyclic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Identifying Environmental and Occupational Exposure Risks to Suspected Carcinogens in Puerto Rico

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). It contained newly reviewed substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans. Included in this list was the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo. The National Toxicology Program (NTP), ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Australia upgrades formaldehyde from class 3 to class 2 carcinogen

    Safe Work Australia, a government statutory agency, has changed formaldehyde's carcinogen classification from category 3 (limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect) to category 2 (may cause cancer by inhalation), basing its decision on a 2006 assessment by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (Nicnas). Manufacturers and importers need to consider this amendment ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Cobalt, Some Cobalt Compounds and TCE Receive New Listings in the 14th Report on Carcinogens

    In early November, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The cumulative report now includes 248 listings of agents, substances, mixtures and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.  The congressionally mandated document prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) for ...

  • Court Affirms Decision Preventing Proposition 65 Listing of Styrene and Vinyl Acetate As Carcinogens

    On October 31, 2012, the Court of Appeals of the State of California, Third Appellate District, issued a decision affirming the decision of the trial court, which found that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) had failed to provide sufficient evidence that styrene and vinyl acetate are "known" to cause cancer and thus these substances could not be listed as ...


    By Acta Group

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