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June 11, 2011: NIH Report on Carcinogens
 
Formaldahyde now on Known Carcinogen List!
 
Do you know what's in your "Green" building?
 
Some products and fixtures and cabinets labelled as sustainable, environmentally friendly, earth steward, and green are actually made with known carcinogens - like formaldehyde!
 
 
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This latest and long-awaited report from the United States National Institutes of Health is an important advance in understanding and protecting our indoor and environmental health and safety.
 
Friday, June 10, 2011, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) toxicology program released the latest of 12 reports on known to be or reasonably suspected to be human carcinogens, those chemical and substances that can or might cause cancer.
 
 
From the National Institutes of Health report released Friday, June 10, 2011:
 
"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. ""With these additions, the 12th Report on Carcinogens now includes 240 listings. ""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," said Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of both the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP). "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."
 
From the NYTimes June 11, 2011, page A1:
 
"Government Says 2 Common Materials Pose Risk of Cancer"
 
By GARDINER HARRIS (NY Times, June 11, page A1)
 
"WASHINGTON — The government issued warnings on Friday about two materials used daily by millions of Americans, saying that one causes cancer and the other might. ""Government scientists listed formaldehyde as a carcinogen, and said it is found in worrisome quantities in plywood, particle board, mortuaries and hair salons. They also said that styrene, which is used in boats, bathtubs and in disposable foam plastic cups and plates, may cause cancer but is generally found in such low levels in consumer products that risks are low. ""The report also lists aristolochic acids, found in plants and sometimes used in herbal medicines, as a known carcinogen and added to the list of probable carcinogens other substances like captafol (a fungicide no longer sold in the United States), finely spun glass wool fibers (used in insulation), cobalt-tungsten carbide (used in manufacturing), riddelliine (plants eaten by cattle, horses and sheep) and ortho-nitrotoluene (used in dyes). ""Consumers can reduce their exposure to formaldehyde by avoiding pressed-wood products or buying only those that are labeled as U.L.E.F. (ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde), N.A.F. (no added formaldehyde) or C.A.R.B. (California Air Resources Board) Phase 1 or Phase 2 compliant. "

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The full NIH report can be found at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2011/niehs-10.htm
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