Court Rules Against Industry Efforts to Hide Health Effects of Styrene

Earth Justice, an environmental group, reports that the D.C. District Court dismissed the styrene industry’s challenge to the identification of styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen,” ensuring that government can alert the American public to the potential dangers of styrene, a chemical used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, as well as boats, cars, bathtubs, and products made with rubber, such as tires and conveyer belts.