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WASHINGTON (August 17, 2017) – Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement on Politico’s report on the International Agency for Cancer Research’s (IARC) controversial Monograph 112. 

“Today’s Politico report provides new evidence that the IARC Monographs Program suffers from a lack of transparency, conflicts of interest, and is beholden to the agenda of those seeking specific outcomes. It is clear that important data demonstrating the safety of glyphosate was intentionally omitted from the IARC Monograph. This information could have significantly influenced the findings of the Monograph working group, making it more likely that IARC would have concluded that glyphosate is safe, as has every other regulatory body that has evaluated the substance. 

“Today’s report raises questions about the integrity of other Monographs and whether there has been a pattern of omitting inconvenient data. With a majority of IARC’s funding coming from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) National Cancer Institute (NCI), U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for questionable science. I urge Congress to look into this important issue as part of their efforts. Furthermore, this revelation warrants a thorough examination by the IARC Governing Board and the World Health Organization.”

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