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HHS extends comment period for work-related cancer rule

July 5, 2011

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Washington – The Department of Health and Human Services has extended to July 20 the comment period for its proposed rule to classify chronic lymphocytic leukemia as a radiogenic cancer.

Under current guidelines, all types of cancer except CLL are considered potentially caused by radiation and, therefore, eligible for compensation under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act. The rulemaking, originally published March 21, would reverse the decision to exclude CLL.

In related news, the proposed rule is one of several topics on the agenda for the July 11 public meeting of NIOSH’s Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, which will be conducted via conference call.

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