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NHRI under fire over cancer-risk study

STUDENT SAFETY:The institute faced criticism for its position on research that suggested students near the No. 6 Naphtha Cracker faced higher risks for cancer

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

The NHRI was accused of downplaying the elevated numbers and the association between TDGA and VCM in the meeting with the residents, which met with strong criticism from at least one academic.

However, many academics agreed that while the soundness of the research could be improved and the study has a long way to go, for the children’s sake it would be appropriate for the government to take action and relocate the students before the final results arise, a conclusion with which Shih agreed.

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