Source: MedPage Today
Eight substances have been added to the list of carcinogens by the HSS (US Department of Health and Human Services) today. The Report of Carcinogens has added formaldehyde, aristolochic acids, o-nitrotoluene, captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide (in powder or hard metal form), riddelliine, certain inhalable glass wool fibers, and styrene to the list of carcinogens.
There are now 240 carcinogens in the list.
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of both the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) and the NTP (National Toxicology Program), said:
“Reducing exposure to cancer-causing agents is something we all want, and the Report on Carcinogens provides important information on substances that pose a cancer risk. The NTP is pleased to be able to compile this report.” John Bucher, Ph.D., associate director of the NTP added, “This report underscores the critical connection between our nation’s health and what’s in our environment.”
[Note from SaneVax: Formaldehyde is included in many vaccines. Formaldehyde is known to increase the risk of nasopharyngeal cancer, sinonasal cancer, and myeloid leukemia. Now that it is registered as a known carcinogen – we wonder how long it will take to get it removed.]