NRDC Letter to Oppose IARC ‘Poison Pill’ Rider in FY19 House Spending Bill

September 13, 2018

NRDC letter asking Congress to oppose a rider in the House Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019 that would compromise the US funding contributions to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Section 229 is a poison pill rider that would have defunded research on the carcinogenic risks of common chemicals unless the research organization meets a number of politically motivated obstacles designed to interfere with objective science.

IARC does the globally important work of identifying carcinogens to support public health policies to prevent disease and deaths from cancer. The NRDC letter to oppose it is supported by 17 organizations and 114 physicians, scientists, and health professionals in the US and globally.