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WASHINGTON (February 7, 2018) – Tuesday, February 6, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a full committee hearing to examine the scientific integrity of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) Monographs Program and glyphosate review. Cal Dooley, President and CEO of American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement:

“Yesterday’s House Science Committee hearing to investigate the scientific integrity of IARC’s Monographs Program highlighted the agency’s lack of transparency, data suppression efforts and outdated processes for evaluating cancer hazards.

“As a longtime donor to IARC, the United States has an obligation to ensure that taxpayer dollars are supporting effective programs that produce reliable scientific information. We applaud the committee for holding today’s hearing to examine the controversial methods and questionable classifications of the Monographs Program and the committee’s stewardship of the U.S. taxpayer dollars being provided to support IARC’s efforts.

“The IARC Monographs Program is in need of fundamental reforms to establish transparency and accountability, eliminate rampant conflicts of interest and modernize the scientific processes used to evaluate studies and draw conclusions that have global impacts. We hope that, with the Committee’s ongoing oversight, IARC will adopt the necessary changes to regain trust and credibility.”

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