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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

13th Report on Carcinogens Published

In October 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell released the 13th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens is a congressionally mandated report prepared by NTP for the HHS secretary. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and exposures in two categories: known to be a human carcinogen and reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.

The 13th report includes 243 listings. Ortho-toluidine, used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, was reevaluated and is now listed as a known human carcinogen. Three substances were added as reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens. They include 1-bromopropane, used as a cleaning solvent and spray adhesive; cumene, used to make phenol and acetone and found in fuel products and tobacco smoke; and the wood preservative mixture pentachlorophenol and by-products of its synthesis.

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