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Chemical industry admits formaldehyde is a carcinogen

For years, the chemical industry has been winning a political battle to keep formaldehyde from being declared a known carcinogen.

The industry’s chief lobby group, the American Chemistry Council, has persuaded members of Congress that the findings of both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services were wrong and should be reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences. 436 more words

Indoor Air Quality

Various Applications And Uses Of Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is a chemical substance that can be used for a wide range of applications. This odourless and colorless liquid is used in several types of food items as it is considered to be non-toxic if it is used in small amounts. 318 more words

Industrial

Report lists agents and exposures that may lead to cancer

IARC listing prioritizes substances for evaluating carcinogenic risks

An advisory group to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has published a report recommending and prioritizing chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical agents, biological agents, and lifestyle factors for IARC Monographs during 2015-2019. 142 more words

Toxic Chemicals