CDC change socks Lumber Liquidators
Lumber Liquidators' stock plunged Monday, dropping nearly 20 percent, 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 the agency previously predicted. The CDC said that in its original report it had used an incorrect value for ceiling height. 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 that it has strengthened its "quality assurance procedures," such as testing sample products.
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