HHS Sued For Placing Styrene On Carcinogen List

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The world's largest foam cup manufacturer and an industry group sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington on Friday, attacking the department's decision to include the chemical styrene on list of cancer-causing substances.

Styrene is a colorless liquid found in a variety of products, including food containers, utensils, furniture, packaging materials, cars, computers and video games, according to a complaint. The chemical is also used as a flavoring additive in baked goods, frozen dairy products, soft candy and puddings, the complaint said....
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STYRENE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH CENTER, INC., et al v. SEBELIUS et al


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1:11-cv-01079

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District Of Columbia

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Other Statutory Actions

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Reggie B. Walton

Date Filed

June 10, 2011

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