This week I chaired joint hearing with the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight. The hearing was conducted to hear testimony on the Report on Carcinogens and its impact on small business job creation.
The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health report that identifies substances that may cause cancer and pose a risk to people in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Toxicology Program (NTP), an interagency program administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, produces the Report on Carcinogens. The NTP published the 12th RoC last year and is embarking on preparations for the 13th RoC. Witnesses will discuss the history of the RoC, the process and science that NTP uses to meet its statutory obligations, and the RoC's impact on small businesses.