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US chemical industry body calls for reform of WHO cancer agency

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By Croplife Australia       

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) industry body this week called for the World Health Organization's cancer agency to reform, accusing it of "dubious and misleading" work in classifying potential carcinogens. Its assessments of whether such things as coffee, mobile phones, processed meat and glyphosate cause cancer have caused particular controversy in recent years, The ACC said the International Agency for Research on Cancer's evaluations "have a significant impact on US public policy" and should be based on "transparent, thorough assessment of the best available science."

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