Styrene upgraded from ‘possibly’ to ‘probably’ carcinogenic

25 June 2018

"Possibly carcinogenic and should be investigated more closely." For 40 years, researchers have been unsure of whether there is an increased risk of cancer associated with styrene. But now an impartial working group under the auspices of WHO and appointed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has upgraded the warning. Styrene is upgraded from possibly carcinogenic to probably carcinogenic for humans, and the decision is largely based on studies from Aarhus together with new animal evidence. The new announcement from the WHO will be published by IARC as a Monograph. An article about the research is published in Epidemiology (News Item Aarhus University, 25 May 2018).
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