IARC's review of benzene sheds new light on how the cancer agency operates, and
comes at a time when it is facing scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers over its
methods and transparency. | Reuters photo

Benzene review sheds light on health agency’s methods

LONDON (Reuters) – In the spring of 2015, chemical engineer Melvyn Kopstein wrote to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to alert it to what he thought were serious flaws in its work. Kopstein believed the agency, a semi-autonomous part of the World Health Organization, had made errors in reviewing benzene. The agency […] Read more


The vicious fight over the safety of glyphosate has become even nastier. | File photo

Scientists take aim at UN research agency over glyphosate

The vicious fight over the safety of glyphosate has become even nastier. In late October, 10 scientists who specialize in toxicology, pharmacology, genetics and related fields publicly slammed the World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The authors wrote in the journal of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and […] Read more