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The possible health effects, including cancer, from exposure to formaldehyde emitted from laminate flooring samples were underestimated in an announcement made earlier this month, federal health officials said Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the cancer risks to consumers who have installed the flooring made in China is three times more likely.
The CDC had said on Feb. 10 that the risk of cancer from exposure to the flooring tested was two to nine cases per 100,000 people. The corrected measurement is six to 30 cases per 100,000 people.