The medical journal Lancet published a summary of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s latest monograph that adds leukemia to its list of cancers associated with exposure to formaldehyde.

The IARC Working Group, comprised of international scientists, said new, stronger epidemiological evidence indicates there is a potential link between formaldehyde and leukemia. In addition, the working group unanimously reaffirmed the classification of formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen, based on sufficient evidence in humans of nasopharyngeal cancer.

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