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More Chemicals Added To HHS List Of Known or Suspected Carcinogens

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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As noted this morning in our post about formaldehyde , The Health And Human Services Report on Carcinogens lists two categories: agents, substances, mixtures, or exposures known to be a human carcinogen and reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. Some are found in strange places, like the Aristolochic Acids that are found in herbal medicines and are now known to be carcinogenic. Avoid them completely; here is a list of everything from weight loss formulae to allergy relief to chinese medicinals. Another herb that is reasonably anticipated to be carcinogenic is Riddelliine. Of much more interest are the addition of "certain glass wool fibers" and styrene. These affect all of us in our daily lives. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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