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Disposable coffee cups, carryout containers filled with cancer-causing agents

Posted By admin On June 18, 2011 @ 12:27 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Ethan A. Huff
Natural News [1]
June 18, 2011

Millions of people eat and drink from plastic and styrofoam cups and containers every single day, and the US government now admits that many of these consumer products contain known cancer-causing agents. The formaldehyde preservatives found in many disposable coffee cups and foam take-out containers, as well as styrene, another chemical additive used in such products, have both been added to the federal government’s list of known or suspected carcinogens.

The addition of these two chemicals, as well as six others, to the carcinogen list this year was reportedly a reluctant decision made by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which has been pressured by the chemical industry for years to delay coming forward with this information. Nevertheless, both formaldehyde and a chemical known as aristolochic acid have now been categorized as “known human carcinogens,” while captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide, certain glass wool fibers, o-nitrotoluene, riddelliine, and styrene have been dubbed “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.”

“Reducing exposure to cancer-causing agents is something we all want, and the Report on Carcinogens provides important information on substances that pose a cancer risk,” said Dr. Linda Birnbaum, director of both the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP). “The NTP is pleased to be able to compile this report.”

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You can read the full report, entitled 12th Report on Carcinogens, here:

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc12 [4]

The chemical industry was quick to denounce the findings, of course, claiming that there is no significant danger from exposure to these chemicals. And some federal officials seem to be kowtowing to this pressure by telling the public that the main concern is the industrial use of these chemicals, rather than consumer use. Even the American Cancer Society (ACS) has urged the public not to worry about continuing to useĀ plasticĀ cups or foam containers, despite the fact that many are loaded with some of the chemicals in question.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyl… [5]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn… [6]

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[1] Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/032732_styrofoam_chemicals.html

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[4] http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc12: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/roc12

[5] http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyl…: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2011/06/12/2011-06-12_two_main_components_of_coffee_cups_and_carry_out_containers_identified_as_cancer.html?r=lifestyle/health

[6] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn…: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn-griggs-lawrence/formaldehyde-carcinogen_b_876115.html

[7] Over 315 of 450 Tested Plastic Containers Leach Hormone-Like Compounds: http://www.prisonplanet.com/over-315-of-450-tested-plastic-containers-leach-hormone-like-compounds.html

[8] Big Sis Tags Coffee Cups With Big Brother Eye: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-sis-tags-coffee-cups-with-big-brother-eye.html

[9] Common household chemicals ‘causing cancer and reduced fertility’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/common-household-chemicals-causing-cancer-and-reduced-fertility.html

[10] Cancer causing chemicals found in cola coloring ingredient: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cancer-causing-chemicals-found-in-cola-coloring-ingredient.html

[11] Shampoo Banned in China for Containing Cancer-Causing Chemicals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/shampoo-banned-in-china-for-containing-cancer-causing-chemicals.html

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