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Media advisory: new substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

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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 on Friday after 1:00 p.m. EDT at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc12.

Who:

John Bucher, Ph.D.
Associate Director
National Toxicology Program
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Report on Carcinogens is a congressionally mandated document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The NTP is an interagency program administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The NTP was established in 1978. The program was created as a cooperative effort to coordinate toxicology testing programs within the federal government, strengthen the science base in toxicology, develop and validate improved testing methods, and provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to health, regulatory, and research agencies, scientific and medical communities, and the public. The NTP is headquartered at the NIEHS. For more information about the NTP, visit http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov.

NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is part of NIH. For more information on environmental health topics, visit our Web site at http://www.niehs.nih.gov. Subscribe to one or more of the NIEHS news lists to stay current on NIEHS news, press releases, grant opportunities, training, events, and publications.

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