Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lumber Liquidators Shares Plunge after CDC Revises Cancer Report

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lumber Liquidators Shares Plunge after CDC Revises Cancer Report

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Lumber Liquidators' stock plunged Monday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says people exposed to certain types of the company's laminate flooring were three times more likely to get cancer than previously predicted.

The CDC said that in its original report it had used an incorrect value for ceiling height. It said that resulted in health risks calculated using airborne concentration elements about three times lower than they should have been.

It now estimates the risk of cancer at six to 30 cases per 100,000 people. It previously estimated two to nine cases per 100,000 people.

The agency said that its recommendations will likely stay the same that people take steps to reduce exposure.

Lumber Liquidators said in a statement Monday that it has strengthened its "quality assurance procedures," such as testing sample products. …

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