ERJ staff report (DS)
Washington DC - The US styrene industry has appealed to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to remove a proposed listing of styrene in HHS's impending (12th) Report on Carcinogens (RoC), and scheduling it for a re-review in the next edition.
As ERJ reported recently, the 12th RoC lists styrene as a candidate material for listing in the Report and sought industry feedback and comment.
The appeal came in the form of a letter from Jack Snyder, executive director of the Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC), and John Schweitzer, senior director of government affairs for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), who asked HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a re-review using a rigorous, unbiased, transparent process. They reminded the HHS Secretary of the many reasons why the proposed listing is contrary to the weight of scientific evidence and fair process. Both executives had met with Secretary Sebelius last December on behalf of the styrene industry coalition.
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Press release from Styrene Information and Research Cente
Letter from Snyder from Styrene Information and Research Cente