Carcinogens


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Carcinogens

Substances in the environment that cause cancer, presumably by inducing mutations, with prolonged exposure.
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It is being listed in the Report on Carcinogens as a known human carcinogen.
Ortho-toluidine--used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, and dyes --has been reevaluated and now is listed as a known human carcinogen.
The carcinogens have been shown to stunt brain neurons leading to developmental disorders in children as well as cause a number of cancers.
Washington, August 23 ( ANI ): Scientists have identified a substance in smokeless tobacco that is a strong oral carcinogen, a health risk for the 9 million users of chewing tobacco, snuff and related products.
We are of the view, however, that programs for control of chemical carcinogens must also encompass certain judiciously chosen class 2A or "probable" human carcinogens, such as diesel exhaust, indoor emissions produced by combustion of biomass fuels, and dimethylnitrosamine, for which there is already strong evidence of carcinogenicity in animal, cellular, or molecular models and limited human data (IARC 2011).
Aristolochic acids, a family of naturally occurring chemicals in plants grown in the United States and other countries, also were classified as known human carcinogens.
gov/go/roc12) 12th Report on Carcinogens now includes 240 listings.
Carcinogens are substances in the form of naturally or artificially produced chemicals, ultraviolet rays from the sun or radioactive materials, which change or mutate the cell structure, causing cells to grow uncontrollably and divide quickly.
Back in November of 2003 there was a myth circulating that a graduate student's thesis at the University of Idaho showed that DEHA, a plastics additive, was a human carcinogen that could be released from a PET container.
The carcinogens in cigarettes make smokers vulnerable to diabetes.
WASHINGTON -- Formaldehyde, a key ingredient in the manufacture of most composite wood products, has been nominated for review and possible reclassification by the National Toxicology Program as a known human carcinogen.