EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical

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    Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical

     
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    From what I read in the article, it appears they don't have a good reason to block it.
     
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    Women who have Brazilian blow outs don't want any formaldehyde studies to see the light of day.
     
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    It does have to look of undue financial influence behind it, the article however is lacking details on what is really going on.
     
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    The first line of the article says that they are suppressing a report that warns that we all inhale enough formaldehyde to put us at risk of developing leukemia or some other ailment. What do they want to put a warming lable on? Life itself. Life is a risk.

    Personally, I think that as our knowledge of genetics increases, warnings of carcinogens will become much more personal. Substance X or substance Y will increase your chances of developing cancer if you are genetically predisposed to developing cancer as a result of exposure.

    I don't think there is a substance that universally causes cancer in everyone who gets equal exposure...even radiation. A dose of radiation that might result in cancer in one person doesn't necessarily cause cancer in someone else. It is dependent on your genetics.
     
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    Says carcinogenic right there on the label.
     
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    Still, I'm betting on that being it. If the chemical is banned some company somewhere is gonna lose a lotta money.
     
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    If the chemical is banned some company somewhere is gonna lose a lotta money.

    Formaldehyde: 3.4 million tons – foam insulation, particle board glue;

    The Highest Volume Chemical Produced in the World is . . . - Chapelboro.com

    According to the above source, it's the 9th highest volume chemical produced in the world.
    If it's banned, lots of people everywhere are going to lose a lot of money.
     
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    And that is fine.
     

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