ACMA President responds to Styrene listing as a carcinogen

Published online: Jun 14, 2011 News Boating Industry
Viewed 1125 time(s)
ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Composites Manufacturers Association released a statement today regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' inclusion of styrene in its 12th Report of Carcinogens, identifying styrene as a substance that is "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." 

In the release, ACMA President Monty Felix said the group retains its position that styrene "does not pose a cancer risk." 

"European Union scientists recently completed an exhaustive review of styrene's health effects and concluded that exposure to styrene is not likely to cause cancer in humans - a conclusion validated by a myriad of peer-reviewed studies in the United States," Felix said. 

The ACMA president said more than 750,000 Americans are employed in jobs that depend on styrene, and people have worked safely with styrene for more than 50 years in the United States and Europe. Furthermore, Felix said several long-term studies examined 60,0000 workers who worked with styrene and found no significant health problems linked to the compound. 

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 25, 2015

Restored To Her Glory

If you’re interested in restoration stories, you don’t want to miss this one—which involves a little history lesson to boot.
March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date

If you want to hear a good argument for keeping your smoke alarms up to date onboard, check out this man’s story according to Cambridge News.
March 11, 2015

Unmanned Houseboat Drifts 165 Miles

You’ve heard of runaway dogs, but have you ever heard of a runaway houseboat?
March 04, 2015

Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews.
February 24, 2015

Norris Lake Boats Suffer Severe Winter Damage

We have sad news—several boats and docks collapsed under the fury of a winter storm in the Norris Lake, Campbell County, Tenn., area this Saturday.
February 18, 2015

Houseboating Opportunities In India

The Times of India brings word that the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) is investigating the possibilities of promoting houseboating in Kochi,a major port city...
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!