CDC: Elevated cancer risk in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring

February 22, 2016 2:59 PM

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CDC: Elevated cancer risk in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring

Certain types of laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators (LL) have a greater risk of causing cancer or other health problems than previously believed, U.S. health regulators said Monday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that exposure to formaldehyde in the flooring was greater than it had calculated earlier this month, meaning people who purchased the flooring are about three times more likely to get cancer than previously estimated.

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