National Toxicology Program:

Procedures Were Followed in Listing Alcoholic Beverage Consumption as a Known Carcinogen

RCED-00-246R: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Lawrence J. Dyckman
(202) 512-9692
contact@gao.gov

 

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Toxicology Program (NTP), focusing on: (1) the procedures NTP uses to list a substance as either a known or a reasonably anticipated human carcinogen; and (2) whether NTP followed its procedures in determining to list alcoholic beverage consumption as a known human carcinogen.

GAO noted that: (1) the procedures used by NTP to make listing decisions constitute a comprehensive, multistep process; (2) among other things, these procedures provide for the careful consideration of relevant scientific literature, input from leading scientists representing a variety of disciplines, and repeated opportunities for industry and public comment; and (3) NTP consistently applied its listing procedures in deciding to list alcoholic beverage consumption as a known human carcinogen.

Oct 23, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Oct 1, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 6, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

Looking for more? Browse all our products here