U.S. House Committee Chair Asks NIH Officials To Release Documents Related To Work With WHO’s IARC
Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. congressional committee demands answers on WHO cancer agency
“The chairman of a U.S. congressional committee investigating taxpayer funding of a World Health Organization cancer agency has asked U.S. health officials to release crucial documents. In a letter seen by Reuters and sent on Thursday to the head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz questioned whether the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was trying to ‘avoid public scrutiny’ by asking its experts not to disclose requested information. … The letter marks the latest salvo in a battle between Congress, NIH, and IARC that was fueled by IARC’s review of the weedkiller glyphosate…” (Kelland, 1/13).