HHS Wins Challenge To Styrene's Listing In Cancer Report

By Greg Ryan (May 15, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge Wednesday upheld a decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to include styrene on a list of cancer-causing substances, rejecting a challenge by producers of the chemical.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted the agency's motion for summary judgment and denied a cross-motion by Dart Container Corp., a leading producer of foam cups, and the Styrene Information and Research Center, an industry group.

Dart and SIRC were challenging the HHS' June 2011 placement of styrene in the Report on Carcinogens, a biannual publication that lists all commonly found substances that are known to be...

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