From The Sacramento Bee:

The $28 billion styrene industry has filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court to block California environmental officials from listing the product as a cause of cancer and birth defects…

The spokesman, Joe Walker, said the Proposition 65 warning “would foster the potential for alarmist reports over nothing” and “be very damaging for no good reason because styrene has been used safely for many, many years in thousands and thousands of products.”

According to court papers filed by the state, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2002 concluded that styrene is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said exposure to the substance “may involve” maladies such as “headache, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, malaise, difficulty in concentrating, and a feeling of intoxication.”

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