CDC SAYS LUMBER LIQUIDATORS FLOORING CANCER RISKS ARE ACTUALLY WAY HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a correction to a report from earlier this month, which summarized the agency’s findings on potentially elevated cancer risks from exposure to certain types of laminate flooring previously sold by Lumber Liquidators. Last year the company (which has 7 stores across the Houston area) was the subject of a 60 Minutes investigation, which claimed that high levels of formaldehyde in some products were the result of cost-saving measures at subcontracting factories in China. Lumber Liquidators reportedly cut ties with its Chinese suppliers, but company stocks are still down roughly 80% from pre-investigation levels. This morning, Reuters reports that the health agency hadn’t converted between feet and meters in some calculations of exposure concentrations, which gave markedly lower estimates of airborne formaldehyde levels than what may actually be produced by the flooring. The corrected numbers paint a more serious picture of health problems allegedly stemming from the products, including an estimated rate of 6 to 30 cancer cases per 100,000 exposures, about 3 times greater than the previously announced 2 to 9. [CBS News, Reuters] Photo of Lumber Liquidators on W. Sam Houston Pkwy: Todd M.