Thursday, September 10, 2015

Expert expresses doubts about Government Institute study on carcinogenic product

In 1986, the National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM did study of PX-10, a product used in the Dutch army to clean weapons.  The product contains benzene, a carcinogenic chemical.  RIVM concluded that the risk to the soldiers of contracting leukemia from use of PX-10 was minimal.   Professor Jan Tytgat, an expert on the subject who teaches toxicology at Leuwen Catholic University in Belgium, says that this study should be redone, as the RIVM focused too much on statistics instead of reviewing individual cases.

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