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Department of Health, Education & Welfare) it was believed able to cause kidney cancer. The commission ordered the recall of 20 million Tris-treated garments from stores and directed them to give refunds to customers who returned treated garments unwashed. However, it did not issue a recall of Tris-treated garments currently in use, as it had been urged to do. Tris (2, 3 dibromopropyl phosphate) had been used heavily in polyester and acrylicpolyester sleepwear for children in order to meet federal fire safety regulations.

Ndard for beryllium, another known carcinogen, because of its supposed $150 mUllon cost. Energy officials later conceded that their estimate was derived from "a gross estimate based on rule of thumb"-provided by other than berylllum manufacturers. Allied chemical also seen as hazard- A chemical widely used in the metal and dry cleaning industry was found in preliminary tests to cause cancers of the liver and other organs in mice. The chemical, trichloroethylene, was a close relative of vinyl chloride.

The company's caution was based on possible violation of the constitutional right of privacy. In Knapp's opinion, the issue "isn't whether a right of privacy exists respecting the information sought, but rather whether the record indicates that such a right will be abridged. '' CPSC Adopts Rules on Cancer Agents. The Consumer Product Safety Commission June I, 1978 voted unanimously to adopt regulations making it easier for the agency to identify and ban cancer-causing agents from consumer products.

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